Punchy, acerbic, sharp-witted and above-all, acutely observed, Born Free tells the story of an ordinary family who are all trying to escape from something - and each other.
The interactions between Jake, Joni, Angie and Vic reveal a hellish cocktail of asdolescent and mid-life crises; the savagery of sibling rivalry; the waking nightmare of a marriage gone cold - and, naturally, the unbridgeable, infernal chasm between the generations.
It's a story of everyday life. It is shortlisted for the Whitbread first novel award 2000 Book Of The Year - the face '99 nominated for the Orange prize.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 27/06/2000
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781841950488