Written from a teenage child's point of view, "Motion" captures the pathos and puzzlement of childhood with great clarity of expression and freshness of memory.
We encounter a strange but beguiling extended family, a profound love of the natural world, a troubled schooling, and a growing passion for books and writing.
By turns funny, heartbreaking and elegiac, "In the Blood" is a deeply moving portrait of the bond between a mother and her son, and the capturing of a moment in time before the loss of childhood innocence.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: Faber & Faber
- Publication Date: 21/06/2007
- Category: Autobiography: literary
- ISBN: 9780571228041