She's escaped her captor, but can she escape her past?
Zoë Nielsen was just like any other ten-year-old walking to school, not knowing that a chance encounter with Thurman Hayes would lead to her abduction and imprisonment in a converted nuclear bunker, 4,000 miles away, beneath a remote ranch house in Arizona. Enslaved in her underground tomb, deprived of food and light and water, the girl Zoe once was steadily begins to disappear... But over time Thurman grows tired of the rapidly maturing Zoë, and when he decides it is time to get rid of her, Zoë must finally make her bid for freedom.
Forgetting Zoë is a moving, epic tale of courage, survival, horror and loss, that explores how a bond of affection and intimacy can develop between captive and captor.
Random House; May 2011
- ISBN: 9781446429594
- Read online, or download in secure ePub format
- Title: Forgetting Zoe
- Author: Ray Robinson
Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
In The Press
"I read Forgetting Zoë with great pleasure, admiration, and envy. What a writer. The characters are so sharply drawn they're etched into the page... Captivating. A great storytelling achievement."
About The Author
Ray Robinson was born in North Yorkshire in 1971. After training as a graphic designer he spent many years teaching in Eastern Europe and Scandinavia. His prize-winning stories are widely published in literary journals and he is the author of two novels, The Man Without and Electricity, which was nominated for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Authors' Club Best First Novel Award. He is a post-graduate of Lancaster University where he was awarded a Ph.D. in Creative Writing in 2006 and is a Literary Mentor for The Literary Consultancy. He lives in Manchester.
For more information visit the author's website: www.themanwithout.com