From her earliest years with a boozy, accident-prone father and a reluctantly pragmatic mother Janice Galloway's grew up as a watcher - careful and vigilant.
Then her parents' marriage broke up and mother and daughter moved to an attic above a doctor's surgery.
When her big sister Cora returned home, with her steady stream of boyfriends, snappy dress sense and matching temper, evasion became a way of life.
This is a funny and telling book about the routine dependencies and confusions, hopes and triumphs of childhood: it is also a book about emergence, as slowly, the beginnings of unsuspected rage that pushed the silent girl towards her voice.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: Granta Books
- Publication Date: 04/05/2009
- Category: Memoirs
- ISBN: 9781847080998