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
- Publication Date: 01/11/2009
- Category: Autobiography: general
- ISBN: 9780099547389