The Cloths of Heaven (Book) - 6/7/2002 6:48:20 AM
This is a different coming of age story - a story that tells of the hopes and fears of two girls: one a prisoner of her twisted body, the other a prisoner of mistaken ideas of love and acceptance. It is a story of the friendship and jealousies that shape their relationship. It is also the story of the women who are mothers to these girls, the things that haunt them, the things that set them free, the worries they have for their children and for themselves. Set against the turbulent background of Ireland in the 70's and the changing ideas about the role that women and disabled people have in the world, The Cloths Of Heaven paints a picture that is sometimes funny, sometimes sad and always engaging.