Joan is a single mother - beautiful, talented and desired. John is her adored son, her "Merboy." Growing up in the West Country, his life is hunting for shells, collecting bits of old boats. On his thirteenth birthday, Joan treats him to a trip to London to buy his first pair of Levi's jeans. Unused to city driving, she takes a wrong turn. The repercussions of that moment's hesitation are devastating... Their story recounts the life-altering effects of that one moment. It is a story about a mother's heartbreaking love for her son and the different ways people survive damage.
- 187.96 x 193.04 x 40.64mm | 453.59g
- 28 Feb 2006
- United States
"The author's captivating prose, lushly descriptive but never overly sentimental, heightens the multilayered effect that lingers well after the final page has been turned."