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 was born in London. As a child she lived on a sailing ship taking cargoes round Scandinavia, and then emigrated to Trinidad, from where the family was repatriated. She has lived in London ever since. Her previous books are Rose and Sexual Intercourse.