Maria is twenty-nine years old. She is a single mother and lives on a council estate in Manchester.
She's also a chronic day-dreamer. One day she'd like to marry a beautiful man with a huge income to look after her and Jack, her nine-year-old son. The only problem is that her current boyfriend, Rhodri, a chickpea-loving vegan eco-warrior, has turned his back on career ladders.
Neither does he believe in monogamy. And so Maria finds herself unexpectedly juggling one, two, three lovers ...When Damien, Jack's abusive father, who threatened more times than Maria cares to remember to kill her makes an unwelcome reappearance, she gets a wake-up call.
Will Maria find a wonderful father figure for Jack by the time she turns thirty? A surprisingly humorous memoir with heartbreaking and unexpected moments, Single Mother on the Verge is a seductive and extremely touching read.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 02/07/2009
- Category: Memoirs
- ISBN: 9780141037776
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