PRECOCIOUS BY JOANNA BARNARD
You assume, of course, that I kept a diary all those years. Scraps of paper. Notebooks.
I don’t know how much of it to believe myself, to be honest. Can there be more unreliable narrator than a teenage girl?
Fiona Palmer remembers first meeting the enigmatic Henry Morgan as a precocious and lonely fourteen-year-old.
Her schoolgirl crush developed into an intense relationship, but it was always one which she controlled.
Or did she?
Precocious is a story of how Fiona Palmer writes with enthusiasm in her diary on scraps of paper and notebooks. This page turning scandal takes us through how Fiona meets up with her ex school teacher that she used to have a crush on. There are some lessons you shouldn’t learn in school. At school fourteen year old Fiona had fallen in love with her teacher Henry Morgan. Her crush developed into an intense relationship. Fifteen years later married Fiona by chance meets up with her former school teacher again. Are they both just becoming friends again or could it plunge into more? Fiona shares her secret with one of her best friends that she had just met up with her ex teacher Mr Morgan and went for a meal with him and that they kissed. But Fiona is supposed to be married even though she thinks that she is unhappily married. The reason why Fiona got married to Dave was to protect her from the catalogue of mini disappointments that surrounded her life. The story of Precocious is a controversial, compelling debut novel from an award-winning writer, Precocious is a Lolita for the modern age.
I would like to thank the publisher for sending me a uncorrected proof copy
Published August 2015