Latchkey Kid Hardcover – Feb 14 1985
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About the Author
Born in England and the wife of a Professor of Theoretical Physics, Helen Forrester and her Canadian born son lived in Edmonton, Alberta. Helen Forrester travelled widely. She enjoyed the theatre and walking in the countryside. She collected fans and was a member of the International Fan Circle.
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The Latchkey Kid is set in Canada, in the small town atmosphere of the 1950s. So of course it couldn't happen now, that women prefer to push their men out of town on work, socialise with bitter intent to top every committee, and neglect their children. One such neglected latchkey kid, Hank, who passes the time by writing and chatting to a British woman, writes up a revenge novel and the racy content means it quickly finds a publisher in New York. Then the stage is set for his social-climber mother Olga, daughter of a pig farmer, to find out the hard way who is behind the pseudonym. I enjoyed this more than I'd expected and it was very revealing about the society at that time.
Forrester has written about Liverpool as well and this book has been bundled in one edition with Three Women of Liverpool.