A Book of the Year in theObserver, theDaily Telegraph, theIrish Times, theGuardian, theWhite Review, theEvening Standard, theBig Issue, theTLS, theWeekand theNew Statesman.
From the Women's Prize-Shortlisted author of First Love
Helen Grant has always been a mystery to her daughter. Twice-divorced, with few friends, her desire to join in is matched only by her need to stand apart. As Bridget looks back over their fractious relationship, she is forced to confront the cruelties inflicted on both sides.
My Phantoms is an insightful, compelling and painfully funny account of a family strained to breaking point; a reckoning with the damage we do over the course of a life.