This story of a 1950s latch-key kid and his search for a father, is a mixture of make-believe and gritty reality. The author's other books include "Union Street", "Blow Your House Down" and "The Century's Daughter".
“With her novels, she adds dignity to this century’s often bleak and undignified human record.” --The Los Angeles Times Book Review--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Pat Barker was born in Thornaby-on-Tees in 1943. She was educated at the London School of Economics and has been a teacher of history and politics. Her books include the highly acclaimed Regeneration trilogy, comprising Regeneration, The Eye in the Door, which won the Guardian Fiction Prize, and The Ghost Road, which won the Booker Prize. Pat Barker is married and lives in Durham.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.