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An Unchoreographed Life

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New Thought Provoking Fiction from an Award Winning Author "An extraordinary level of emotion brought on by some superb storytelling." The Cult Den A single mother's life pirouettes out of control: At six years old, Belinda Brabbage has amassed a wealth of wisdom and secret worries. She knows all the best hiding places in her Worlds End flat, how to zap monsters with her pig-shaped torch and that strangers will tempt you into their cars with offers of Fizzy Fish. Even so, it impossible to know how to behave when you dont really understand who you are. Mummy doesnt like to be plagued with questions about her family but, when she isnt concentrating, she lets small nuggets slip, and Belinda collects them all, knowing they are pieces of a complicated jigsaw. Exhausted single mother Alison hasnt been able to picture the future for some time. Struggling from day to day, the ultimatums she sets herself for turning her life around slip by. But there is one clock she cannot simply re-set. Deny it though she may, Belinda is growing up. Having stumbled across Alison portfolio that mapped her life as a prima ballerina, her daughter already has a clearer idea of who she once was. Soon shell be able to work out for herself who she is - and what she does for a living. With options running out, Alison travels to London suburbs to consult a blind clairvoyant, who transports her to a past she feels exiled from. However unlikely they sound, his visions of pelicans and bookshelves appear to herald change. A chance meeting with an affluent couple affords a glimpse of the life Alison desperately wants for her daughter. But can their offer of friendship be trusted? More 'What Maisie Knew than 'Belle de Jour, Davis unflinching new novel of a mother who turns to prostitution is populated with a deeply flawed and inimitably human cast, whose tumultuous lives are shored up by carefully-guarded secrets. Praise for An Unchoreographed Life You'll love this if you enjoy books with great characters such as those written by Maggie O'Farrell, Ann Patchett and Anne Tyler.' Bookmuse Beautifully written and so thought provoking, Alison and Belinda will stay with you long after you reach the final page.' Louise Voss, author 'It is the story of a relationship between a single mother and her daughter, for whom she gave up everything (the chance of being a prima ballerina and endured the alienation of own family) when she found out she was pregnant. She takes up an 'unconventional profession' to make money to support herself and her child.' Karen Begg, reviewer Praise for the Author 'Davis is a phenomenal writer, whose ability to create well rounded characters that are easy to relate to feels effortless. Compulsion Reads 'Clever stories, brilliantly told.' Sarah Diss

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Author Andrew Candy
Binding Paperback
Condition New
Pages 336
ISBN-13 9780993277634
Publisher Rossdale Print Productions


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