Kith and Kin

Kith and Kin

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'Stevie Davies's KITH & KIN is a moving, scalpel-sharp story of close family relationships...The writing is urgent and surprising, the tale at its most hilarious when it is bitter and bizarre...I couldn't put this book down until I had finished it' Patricia Duncker Mara and Frankie are cousins and best friends, growing up in the stifling atmosphere of Swansea in the 1950s, amid a bickering yet close-knit extended family. But their passionate friendship comes under threat as they reach adolescence in the heady atmosphere of the Sixties - a decade in which the conventions of family and kinship are overturned. Years later, as Mara begins to confront the questions surrounding Frankie's death, she is drawn back into their secret past and the struggles of a generation betrayed by its own values.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 22mm | 258.55g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0753820188
  • 9780753820186

Review quote

'the overall warm clarity with which she animates these two soul-sisters experience.' - Alfred Hickling THE GUARDIAN 'Stevie Davies always writes well about the nastier moments of family life.' THE INDEPENDENT 'Davies draws her characters with a loving but honest eye, and despite the sense of impending tragedy, there is a thread of subtle humour running through the book.' - Zoe Green DAILY TELEGRAPHshow more

About Stevie Davies

Stevie Davies is the Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at Swansea University and is a novelist, historian and literary critic. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.show more

Rating details

16 ratings
3.31 out of 5 stars
5 19% (3)
4 25% (4)
3 31% (5)
2 19% (3)
1 6% (1)
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