1988. 12-year-old Harper Richardson's parents are divorced.
Her mum got custody of her, the Mini, and five hundred tins of baked beans.
Her dad got a mouldering cottage in a Midlands backwater village and default membership of the Lone Rangers single parents' club.
Harper got questionable dress sense, a zest for life, two gerbils, and her Chambers dictionary, and the responsibility of fixing her parents' broken hearts...
Set against a backdrop of high hairdos and higher interest rates, pop music and puberty, divorce and death, What a Way to Go is a warm, wise and witty tale of one girl tackling the business of growing up while those around her try not to fall apart.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Atlantic Books
- Publication Date: 07/01/2016
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781782397526