Imagine a new life. Maxine Carter suddenly finds herself searching for a fresh start - a way around her won gnawing fear o fan untimely death and a wasted life. What she discovers is her neighbour's nine-year-old son, Kyle
As Maxine becomes the boy's constant companion and as Kyle deals with his parents' increasing absence and with life as on outsider in a new city, he slowly manages to reinvent Maxine's real and imaginative life.
Smart, funny, and poignant, Clare Wilkshire's impressive debut is a novel about overcoming personal fears in a world racked by private loss and public anxiety, and about finding friendship in the most unlikely place
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