The attack on fifteen-year-old Joe Kennedy was particularly squalid and vicious.
Sheila Armstrong's grandson Leo, usually a quiet, well-behaved boy, was found holding a knife.
Harriet Kennedy cannot cope with her son's continuing pain; Sheila, who reared Leo, cannot bear the lasting guilt.
In a powerful and moving tale of suffering and forgiveness, the two women confront the complex range of emotions that motherhood entails.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 07/04/2005
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099478522