Waterstone’s Books Quarterly
“A moving novel told from two points of view: 13-year-old Jake in the mid-1980s, who’s trying to deal with his mother Mary’s alcoholism, his parents’ split and growing pains; and Mary herself, going off the rails from the 1960s to the present. An immaculately written novel with plenty of dark family secrets and gentle wit within. Recommended for book groups.”
Reviewed this season under ‘Great debuts this season’, alongside Legend of a Suicide by David Vann and Kissing Alice by Jacqueline Yallop.