The Boys are Back, Paperback

The Boys are Back Paperback



When Simon Carr's wife, Susie, tragically loses her battle with cancer, Simon is left to raise his five-year-old son, Alexander, on his own.

Soon after, his eleven-year-old son from a previous marriage, Hugo, comes to live with them too.

All too quickly, plumped-up cushions, crisp beds and a drifting scent of rosemary from the kitchen are replaced with a floor piled high with video-games, Lego(R) and comics.

While visiting mothers deem his parenting 'semi-feral', Simon dryly retorts that his methods are simply 'free-range'.In this new all-male partnership, Simon faces the challenges of parenthood unaided, as father and sons alike learn to become a family again.

Carr's emotionally honest, compellingly anarchic and sharply comic story of a single parent's struggle is at once heartbreaking and wonderfully life-affirming.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Cornerstone
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  • Category: Autobiography: general
  • ISBN: 9780099547389



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