Fluttering effortlessly between childlike wonder, wisdom and menace, the novel celebrates the true romantics: those who accept all the flaws and fuck-ups of their loved ones, and those who know just what they’ve got when it’s gone
– Richard Milward, author of APPLES
It’s a hot summer in the city and the nation is gripped by the disappearance of London student Fate Jones.
But 25 year old Fitz has a different blonde girl on his mind: his beloved girlfriend Saffy is slipping slowly back into the grasp of an eating disorder. Struggling under the weight of her self-doubt and self-hatred, Saffy becomes increasingly lost and Fitz finds himself unable to help. As Saffy’s behaviour grows more dangerous, he does the only thing he can think of - he calls for help and she is taken away.
Petrified at the prospect of another stay in Happy Blossoms, a residential treatment centre, Saffy runs. In London, Fitz realises too late that he is the only one who can help her and sets off in a desperate bid to find her. Meanwhile the media’s obsession with the search for Fate Jones intensifies. Her image is everywhere, her last days suddenly public property. But how much does anyone really know about the girl on the poster?
SOMEDAY FIND ME is a shocking and thought-provoking love story. Told through the charming, funny and anguished voices of the two young lovers, it is a novel investigating the battle to find your own identity in the face of powerful projection.
Nicci Cloke was born in 1986 and grew up in Cambridgeshire. After deciding at the last minute that she didn’t want to study law or be a barrister after all, she graduated from the University of Liverpool with her English degree in 2008. She still has a huge soft spot for the city, but currently lives in Brixton, where she can usually be found in front of her laptop with a vodka and tonic or giant glass of wine.
She has been a Luton Town FC fan since birth, an affiliation she would describe as ‘largely thankless’, and spends her time reading, writing, dreaming about travelling and watching really awful television. Someday Find Me is her first novel; she is currently working on her second.