"If you liked Rachel Joyce's The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, you'll like this." (Metro). "Will generate the same feel-good word of mouth as last year's bestseller, The Rosie Project." (Sydney Morning Herald).
Millie Bird is seven-years-old. On a shopping trip with her mum, Millie is left alone beneath the Ginormous Women's underwear rack in a department store.
Her mum never returns. Agatha Pantha is eighty-two and hasn't left home since her husband died.
Instead, she fills the silence by yelling at passers-by, watching loud static on TV, and maintaining a strict daily schedule.
Until the day Agatha spies a little girl across the street.
Karl the Touch Typist is eighty-seven and in a nursing home.
He remembers how he once typed love letters with his fingers on to his wife's skin.
Now widowed, he knows that somehow he must find a way for life to begin again.
In a moment of clarity, he escapes. Together, Millie, Agatha and Karl set out to find Millie's mum. And along the way, they will discover that the young can be wise, that old age is not the same as death, and that breaking the rules once in a while might just be the key to a happy life.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Cornerstone
- Publication Date: 27/08/2015
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099592297