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Matchstick Man

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Description for Matchstick Man Paperback.
Julia Kelly met a charismatic and successful artist, Charlie Whisker, while she was working on her first novel. He was twenty years older than her. Their relationship was passionate and extraordinary; each of them inspired the other. Their friends were writers, artists and rock stars; they lived a glamorous life of exhibitions, parties and concerts. They became parents to a daughter they adored. But Charlie suddenly changed, becoming hopelessly forgetful, angry and confused. This is an unbearably honest, unsentimental and heartbreaking description of a brilliant man's mental disintegration and its effects on his family. Charlie's disturbing ... Read more

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Head of Zeus
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London, United Kingdom
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About Kelly, Julia
Julia Kelly was born in 1969 and studied English, Sociology and Journalism in Dublin. Her novels include With my Lazy Eye and The Playground. She lives in Dalkey, County Dublin.

Reviews for Matchstick Man
'An unforgettable telling of a story that will be familiar to many thousands of people in the UK and Ireland' Spalding Guardian. 'An intensely honest and at times, almost painful to read memoir ... The book doesn't shy away from the devastating effect the disease has on the couple's relationship and on their young daughter. Kelly doesn't hide any of ... Read more

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