In Search of the Lost Soul of England. When Mike Carter's father died, he dicided to follow the route of a march against unemployment his dad, trade unionist and working-class hero Pete Carter, had organised 35 years before.
Mike has a troubled relationship with his dad, and hoped the walk, undertaken a month before the Brexit vote, would allow him to understand his father and his country better.
What he discovered was a working class that had been betrayed by successive governments since 1979, their livelihoods destroyed, their communities hollowed out.
Mike found anger and despair and humiliation.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: FABER & FABER
- Publication Date: 24/04/2019
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780571334797
- Paperback / softback from £8.89