The Inflatable Woman, by Ball, Rachael
- ISBN: 9781408858073 | 140885807X
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 12/22/2015
Iris (or balletgirl_42 as she's known on the Internet dating circuit) is a zookeeper looking for love when she is diagnosed with breast cancer. Overnight, her life becomes populated by a carnival of daunting hospital characters. Despite the attempts of her friends--Maud, Grandma Suggs, Larry the Monkey, and a group of singing penguins--to comfort her, her fears begin to encircle her, and she clings to the attention of a lighthouse keeper called sailor_buoy_39.
The Inflatable Woman combines magical realism with the grit of everyday life to create a poignant and surreal journey inside the human psyche.