The Lauras

10.79

I didn’t realise my mother was a person until I was 13 years old and she pulled me out of bed, put me in the back of her car, and we left home and my dad with no explanations. I thought that Ma was all that she was and all that she had ever wanted to be. I was wrong. As we made our way from Virginia to California, returning to the places where she’d lived as a child in foster care and as a teenager on the run, repaying debts and keeping promises, I learned who she was in her life-before-me and the secrets she had kept – even from herself. But when life on the road began to feel normal I couldn’t forget the home we’d left behind, couldn’t deny that, just like my mother, I too had unfinished business.

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‘A writer of real gravitas and potency.’ Ali Smith

‘An extraordinary journey … Engrossing, original and eloquent.’ Helen Dunmore

‘Elegiac and beautifully observed.’ Observer

‘Vivid and captivating.’ Stylist

I didn’t realise my mother was a person until I was thirteen years old and she pulled me out of bed, put me in the back of her car, and we left home and my dad with no explanations. I thought that Ma was all that she was and all that she had ever wanted to be. I was wrong…

As Ma and Alex make their way from Virginia to California, each new state prompts stories and secrets of a life before Alex. Together they put to rest unsettled scores, heal old wounds, and search out lost friends. But Alex can’t forget the life they’ve left behind.

Additional information

Weight 0.213 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.8 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

298

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

813.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K