Jason Kirk is a thirty-two year old teacher who believes he is happily married until he returns home one day to find that his wife has left him, taking their two young children with her. Suddenly Jason finds the role of father denied to him as he is separated from his children and reduced to the role of visitor. The law is weighted against him and his wife produces a series of excuses to withhold contact with Jake, eight and Leah, three. Jason, who had wanted to bring his children up to maturity on a daily basis, not only has to face the pain of this loss but endures the misery of persecution by the Child Support Agency. He discovers he is not alone, that among friends and colleagues are others enduring the same situation.FATHER FIGURE is an enthralling, thought-provoking novel of modern fatherhood.
- Paperback | 368 pages
- 128 x 196 x 28mm | 281.23g
- 30 Jan 2006
- Orion Publishing Co
- Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
- London, United Kingdom
About Ann Widdecombe
Ann Widdecombe is best known as a Member of Parliament and for her broadcasting and journalism, but long had ambitions to write novels. She was born in 1947 and grew up moving around the country and abroad with her parents, as her father served in the Admiralty. She was educated at the Universities of Birmingham and Oxford. She writes her novels on long train journeys and in Singapore when she visits her Chinese nanny.