Friday, July 29, 2011

Rachel's Holiday

This the third in an Irish family (the Walsh's) saga series written by Marian Keyes.

Marian Keyes
Rachel is a drug addict and her family have her commuted to
a rehab center back home in Ireland after her near fatal overdose in New York.

‘How did it end up like this? Twenty-seven, unemployed, mistaken for a drug addict, in a treatment centre in the back arse of nowhere with an empty Valium bottle in my knickers . . .’

Meet Rachel Walsh. She has a pair of size 8 feet and such a fondness for recreational drugs that her family has forked out the cash for a spell in Cloisters – Dublin’s answer to the Betty Ford Clinic. She’s only agreed to her incarceration because she’s heard that rehab is wall-to-wall jacuzzis, gymnasiums and rock stars going tepid turkey – and it’s about time she had a holiday.

But what Rachel doesn’t count on are the toe-curling embarrassments heaped on her by family and group therapy, the dearth of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll – and missing Luke, her ex. What kind of a new start in life is this?

Rachel's Holiday is not only a fun read but it has a real strength into the ways and means of recovery from addictions. Its a long red over 625 pages but all part of the story.

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