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SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORANGE PRIZE FOR FICTION 2002
A stunning debut novel about a little girl growing up in Belfast, from the author of the Man Booker Prize winning novel, Milkman.
'Marvellous: shocking, moving, evocative' Daily Mail
Every single night and every single day Amelia goes upstairs to look at her treasure: a miniature plastic sheep, a Black Queen chess piece, a penny prayer for serenity, a tube of glitter - and thirty-seven black rubber bullets she's collected ever since the British Army started firing them...