Single Mother on the Verge

Single Mother on the Verge

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Maria is twenty-nine years old. She is a single mother and lives on a council estate in Manchester. She's also a chronic day-dreamer. One day she'd like to marry a beautiful man with a huge income to look after her and Jack, her nine-year-old son.

The only problem is that her current boyfriend, Rhodri, a chickpea-loving vegan eco-warrior, has turned his back on career ladders. Neither does he believe in monogamy. And so Maria finds herself unexpectedly juggling one, two, three lovers . . .

When Damien, Jack's abusive father, who threatened more times than Maria cares to remember to kill her makes an unwelcome reappearance, she gets a wake-up call. Will Maria find a wonderful father figure for Jack by the time she turns thirty?

A surprisingly humorous memoir with heartbreaking and unexpected moments, Single Mother on the Verge is a seductive and extremely touching read.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 24mm | 222g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • None
  • 0141037776
  • 9780141037776
  • 1,773,089

About Maria Roberts

Maria Roberts's life has rambled from a career debut as a bingo-caller by way of a brief period of homelessness to her current life as a freelance theatre critic, arts writer and family journalist. Her blog won her The Manchester Literary Festival's Blog of the Year Award in 2007.
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26 ratings
3.11 out of 5 stars
5 8% (2)
4 19% (5)
3 50% (13)
2 23% (6)
1 0% (0)
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