Julia Darling’s inventive and often moving portrayal of a family on the verge of collapse, delivered with wit and sympathetic humour.
When her mother is sent to prison for three months for assaulting a policeman with a stiletto shoe, fifteen-year-old Caris goes gently off the rails. While her taxi-driver father Mac attempts to keep the family together, Caris meets George, a boy from the other side of the vale and from a very different sort of family. Their relationship leads her away from school and what she has known into a new and unnerving world - and looks set to throw the family into terrifying chaos.
About the AuthorJulia Darling, longlisted for The Taxi Driver’s Daughter, was born in the house Jane Austen died in, so her fate was settled early: what else could she do but write?