Ali Bobrow is an other-worldly single parent with a fraught nine-year-old daughter, a malevolent 'ex' with a grabby new wife, and an underused artistic talent. A pushover when it comes to needy neighbours and uninvited children, she allows her house to be the local drop-in centre, until she collides with Noah Glazer, who falls for her pale red hair. A solid man of science, Noah walks into her over-populated life bringing good sense, order and security. But ten years on, Ali is drawn back into the complexities of her past: an old lover, two ex-spouses, a colleague from clown school and a small smuggled cat all help to rock the boat.
- Paperback | 304 pages
- 129 x 198 x 18mm | 202g
- 18 May 2009
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- London, United Kingdom
'I adore her books' Carol Shields 'An achingly funny novel wickedly observed' Libby Purves 'There is no mistaking Trapido's narrative talent, racy, vibrant and witty' Guardian 'Reading it is rather like being bombarded with sequins' Anthony Thwaite, Observer
About Barbara Trapido
Barbara Trapido was born in South Africa and is the author of six novels. She lives in Oxford.