used to sell her kisses for caramels; her lips went for long licks of
licorice and her touch for tangarines and tutti frutti ...Gabriella moves in next door to 14-year-old Sam and his life changes forever. There are dark secrets within Gabriella's family.
story is set in Brisbane during the mid 1970's and delves into love and
corruption. Firehead is poetic, dark and beautiful but makes you
uncomfortable to read parts of it.
The story is told in parts, the
first dealing with Sam's turmoil at the arrival of the fiery redheaded
Gabriella into the house next door. It explores their relationship up to
the discovery of her secret and her disappearance. The story skips
ahead to when a grown up Sam finally discovers what became of Gabriella.
Armanno is a brilliant storyteller.