Hows Your Father

by Rose Boyt

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What goes on behind closed doors? Hows Your Father tells the story of four generations of one Hackney family on a rollercoaster ride of drugs, violence, sickness, infidelity and the redeeming joys of motherhood. 

I am smiling. It ain’t just me listening to our Maggie. Her voice carries all over the flats. I imagine all the women on our estate what have sons and daughters and husbands like it all sitting up and listening to her what she says you just let him shit on you makes you so weak you ain’t no good to no cunt.

I think about myself and my Tony. I picture all the women down our way what suffer and turn a blind eye listening to our Maggie and finding the strength to sling their loved ones out on the street and slamming the door and getting on with their life.

How women can stand up for ourselves and say no what I don’t think is a lot to ask. Do you?

“Rose's book is a tour de force, a sustained piece of brilliant writing...harrowing, funny, heart-breaking and ultimately, despite its bleakness, a celebration of the human spirit.”
Shena Mackay
“Brilliant...I read it with sustained delight and admiration.”
Francis Wyndham

About Rose Boyt

CP8430f18What goes on behind closed doors? Hows Your Father tells the story of four generations of one Hackney family on a rollercoaster ride of drugs, violence, sickness, infidelity and the redeeming joys of motherhood.  I am smiling. It ain’t just [...]