Strays and Relations : The Five Hours and Four Decades of Dizzy Greenfield Paperback / softback
Strays and Relations follows the story of Dizzy, whose search for her birth parents is sad, humorous, and in parts bizarre.
Dizzy learns that she began life as a surviving twin, then was fostered until a permanent home was found.
Dizzy begins her search for her original identity. Why was she given up for adoption in the 1960s? Following a tenuous lead, she travels to Ireland with her best friend Sugar, but the trail takes a misleading turn.
It ends in what they mistakenly believe is Dizzy's mother's grave.
Dizzy falls in love with Will, a blacksmith. But something is missing. Dizzy's life changes when her birth father Tommy makes contact using a private detective.
He reveals that her birth mother is alive and married to a man called Vernon.
Now the bigger, trickier task lies ahead: working out how to fit the disparate bits of her life together.
This is a book which will both amuse and touch readers' hearts. Strays and Relations manages sensitive subject matter with engaging wit and sharply-observed dialogue, and includes vivid descriptions of some rather unusual animals and people.
It will appeal to readers who have encountered a recycled animal or family.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 224 pages
- Publisher: Troubador Publishing
- Publication Date: 05/04/2018
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781788039345