A boy runs across a busy road. His father smacks him. A passer-by intervenes ...When Billy Wright runs across a busy road, his world is altered irreversibly, even though he doesn't realise it at the time. Because a passer-by has stopped to watch the scene. She has seen Billy's father catch up with him and smack him.
Within an hour she has informed social services, plunging the family into a living nightmare which begins with a social worker's visit and escalates through a series of misunderstandings until the family is threatened to its core.
What I Did is a powerful novel about the unseen consequences of a split second decision, about a childhood interrupted and the lengths we go to to protect the ones we love.
It is frequently heartbreaking, blackly funny, and utterly compelling.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 288 pages
- Publisher: John Murray General Publishing Division
- Publication Date: 04/08/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781848546165