A mysterious and frightening metamorphosis has befallen Ida MacLaird – she is slowly turning into glass, from the feet up. She returns to St Hauda’s Land, where she believes the glass first took hold, in the vain hope of finding the one man who might just be able to cure her��.
Midas Crook is a young loner, who has lived on the islands his entire life. When he meets Ida, something about her sad, defiant spirit pierces his emotional defences. As Midas helps Ida come to terms with her affliction, they begin to fall in love. What they need most is time – and time is slipping away fast. Will they find a way to stave off the spread of the glass?
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Enchanting story; offensive narration
I would absolutely recommend this novel, but not the audiobook. The Girl with Glass Feet is infused with a fairy tale-like quality, which, coupled with Shaw's deft psychological realism, makes for an engrossing and enchanting tale.
Bond's narration might be charming if it weren't for her horridly offensive rendition of a Japanese accent, which lands somewhere between an Orientalist caricature and a bad imitation of a French elephant.
- Andrea L Day