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Skin Deep

Laura Wilkinson

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

'An engrossing, poignant and wise story that reminds us how we all crave to be seen for who we truly are Jo Bloom

A literary novel set in Manchester, highlighting the importance in seeing what lies beneath, rather than beauty.

It's what's inside that counts...

Art student and former model Diana has always been admired for her beauty, but what use are good looks when you want to shine for your talent? Insecure and desperate for inspiration, Diana needs a muse.

Facially disfigured four-year-old Cal lives a life largely hidden from the world. But he was born to be looked at and he needs love too. A chance encounter changes everything and Cal becomes Diana s muse. But as Diana s reputation develops and Cal grows up, their relationship implodes.

Both struggle to be accepted for what lies within.

Is it possible to find acceptance in a society where what's on the outside counts for so much?

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