Hows Your Father

by Rose Boyt

Sometimes there is just not enough love to go round…

Maureen’s family is a blessing and a curse. Her mother did her best but everyone is still fighting for survival at the expense of their loved ones.

Susan thinks her aunt is her sister. Nobody has seen Sandra’s Kelly since Alan stashed a pound weight of drugs in his mum’s kitchen. Mum wins the lottery but little Billy comes first, no question. He needs help. It is too late now for the old man. Maureen is afraid he will die before she has finished hating him.

With compassion and dark humour, this gripping novel celebrates life and death in the London borough of Hackney – and everything in between.

“Rose Boyt's art is to bring pattern and music to life as it is lived and language as it is spoken. This is a wonderfully ambitious, original and unsettling work.”
Lavinia Greenlaw
“Dangerous, highly addictive, thrilling...”
Michelle Collins
“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

About Rose Boyt

Sometimes there is just not enough love to go round… Maureen’s family is a blessing and a curse. Her mother did her best but everyone is still fighting for survival at the expense of their loved ones. Susan thinks her [...]

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