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Janet Roberts and her brother James are at the mercy of their father’s foul mood swings, especially on Wednesdays, when he returns from his third nightshift of the week, angry and red-eyed, looking for trouble. But they can always lose themselves in Janet’s stories of ghosts and gypsies, or go and visit their boozy Aunt Net. Then, in the course of one summer, everything ch ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by Virago UK
(first published 2004)
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I enjoyed the first part of this book much more than the second part, mostly because I felt that the second part was leaving out significant portions of the story. Millar crafted characters deserving empathy, which I certainly felt, but the descriptions of domestic abuse may be too touchy of a subject for some.