'My name is Oscar and I'm ten years old . . . They call me Egghead and I look about seven. I live in hospital because of my cancer and I've never written to you because I don't even know if you exist,' writes Oscar in a letter to God. Oscar is ill and no one, especially not his parents, will tell him what he already knows: that he is dying.
Granny Rose, the oldest of the 'ladies in pink' who visit Oscar and his fellow patients, makes friends with him.
She suggests that he play a game: to pretend that each of the following twelve days is a decade of his imagined future.
One day equals ten years, and every night Oscar writes a letter to God telling him about his life. The ten letters that follow are sensitive, funny, heartbreaking and, ultimately, uplifting.
Oscar and the Lady in Pink is a small fable with a big heart; it will change the way you feel about death, and life.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 96 pages
- Publisher: Atlantic Books
- Publication Date: 01/08/2008
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781843548867