183 Times a Year Paperback
by Eva Jordan
Mothers and daughters alike will never look at each other in quite the same way after reading this book - a brilliantly funny observation of contemporary family life.
Lizzie - exasperated mother of Cassie, Connor and stepdaughter Maisy - is the frustrated voice of reason to her daughters' teenage angst.
She gets by with good friends, cheap wine and talking to herself - out loud. 16-year-old Cassie - the Facebook, tweeting, selfie-taking, music and mobile phone obsessed teen - hates everything about her life.
She longs for the perfect world of Chelsea Divine and her 'undivorced' parents. And Joe, of course. However, the discovery of a terrible betrayal and a brutal attack throws the whole household into disarray.
Lizzie and Cassie are forced to reassess the important things in life as they embark upon separate journeys of self-discovery - accepting some less than flattering home truths along the way.
Although tragic at times this is a delightfully funny exploration of domestic love, hate, strength and ultimately friendship.
A poignant, heartfelt look at that complex and diverse relationship between a Mother and daughter set amongst the thorny realities of today's divided and extended families.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Urbane Publications
- Publication Date: 28/04/2016
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781911129813