Summary

Elijah, seven years old, is covered in scars and has a history of disruptive behaviour. His adoptive mother Nikki believes that she and her husband Obi are strong enough to accept his difficulties - and that being white will not affect her ability to raise a black son.
Elijah's birth mother Deborah loves her son like the world has never known. Elijah thinks it's his fault they can't be together. Each of them faces more challenges than they could have dreamed, but just as Elijah starts to settle in, a shocking event rocks their fragile peace and the result is devastating.
From the Costa Prize-winning author of Tiny Sunbirds Far Away, this wonderful new novel is read by Adjoa Andoh, the award-winning voice of novels by Dorothy Koomson and Alexander McCall Smith.
©2013 Christie Watson (P)2013 WF Howes Ltd
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"Funny, heartbreaking and utterly real: the characters lodge in your imagination long after you finish the book" (Costa Award judging panel on Tiny Sunbirds Far Away)
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5 out of 5 stars
By bloved on 30-08-18

BRILLIANT!!!!

I loved the story from beginning to end. Could not put it down. The characters were so believable. it was thought provoking and told the story from so many angles. The narrator was brilliant. I hope the story helps to challenge our thinking surrounding mental health and how culture and tradition shapes our belief system. Thank you Christie and Adjoa.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Cee on 13-12-17

Exceptional story...very bravely taken on.

this story is emotional throughout but extremely well written and read...excellent ....it should be film.

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