Meet 10-year-old Zac - a boy on a mission - in Katy Regan's Little Big Man . . .
You can't see the truth from the outside, that's what I've worked out.
Ten-year-old Zac has never met his dad, who allegedly did a runner before he was born. But when his mum lets slip that he's the only man she's ever loved, Zac turns detective and, roping in his best friend, hatches a plan to find his father and give his mum the happy-ever-after she deserves. What he doesn't realize, though, is that sometimes people have good reasons for disappearing . . .
Little Big Man is a story about family secrets and fierce, familial love. It's about growing up and being accepted; grief and lies, and the damage they can do. Most of all though, it's about a little boy determined to hunt down the truth; a boy who wants to give the Dad he's never met a second chance to be a father - and his mum a second chance at love.
Katy Regan broke my heart and put it back together again with Little Big Man . . . Humour, poignancy, secrets, love - everything you could ask for from a book -- Lucy Diamond A beautifully written love story, with authentic, compelling characters. You'll love Katy Regan's new book -- Clare Mackintosh A big-hearted, brilliantly pitched tale about family, love and finding your place in the world * Heat * As uplifting as it is heart-breaking in places, this sweeping story of one boy's courage will effortlessly win your heart -- Rowan Coleman Beautifully written and brimming with people to love and root for, Little Big Man had me from the first page. Zac's voice is arresting, compelling and completely original - I absolutely loved this book -- Lisa Jewell With exquisitely drawn characters you'll fall in love with, Little Big Man packs a huge emotional punch * The Sun, Fabulous magazine * Katy Regan's writing is effortlessly emotional and authentic, and Little Big Man had me hooked from the first page. Zac's voice is wonderful - vulnerable and tough and entirely convincing. It's a heartfelt novel about love, family, and self-belief, and I loved it -- Julie Cohen Sometimes you just need to read a novel that lets you sob. Little Big Man is that sort of novel. And Zac, its brave yet bullied 10 year old narrator, is an absolute TRIUMPH -- Sarah Vaughan Poignant, funny and heartbreaking with a story that stays with you long after you have put it down * Psychologies magazine * Delightful, heart-wrenching, poignant, and absolutely real, Katy Regan has created a uniquely brave and beautiful voice. She writes with tremendous acuity and tenderness, with a story that you will not be able to stop reading -- Jane Green An extraordinary and wonderful book. A real 'just-one-more-page-before-bedtime' story . . . Lovely, clever and incredibly touching -- Milly Johnson It is Zac's bright, observant voice which pulls you into his world and exposes the truth - that love and loss make grown-ups do the silliest things * Sunday Express * A towering achievement: wise, funny, sad, deeply human - a perfectly timed reminder of the fundamental values of love and family . . . A book that provokes tears and sorrow as skilfully as it delivers deep belly laughs. It kept me up all night and will stay with me for years to come -- Rosie Walsh Funny, sweet and brilliantly written -- this book totally stole my heart -- Eve Chase A beautiful story about growing up and keeping those we love close to us . . . A heartfelt tale of courage, grief and familial love * Candis magazine * From the moment I started reading I couldn't put it down and I felt bereft when I finished. It's a beautiful, warm story about love, family and friendships, which will leave you laughing one minute and heartbroken the next . . . I was expecting a good story, but this exceeded all my expectations, and I haven't been able to stop thinking about it -- Clare Swatman Convincing and endearing . . . A compelling, provocative and astute story of families and long-hidden secrets * Daily Express * Juliet and her son Zac lodged themselves in my heart from the very first page, and are still there now. Katy Regan makes friends of her characters, and I couldn't put Little Big Man down until I'd uncovered all their bittersweet, painfully real secrets, wrapping around their Grimsby family like fishing nets. Regan's writing is smart, funny and full of emotional truths that linger; Juliet's brave and redemptive lifestory will stay with me for a long, long time. This is a wonderful one-sitting treat of a novel -- Lucy Dillon Heartwarming * Bella * A touching, funny and original story of a little man with a big heart, with a cast of authentic characters that'll have you laughing and crying in equal parts -- Jimmy Rice, co-author of The Best Thing That Never Happened to Me and The Night That Changed Everything Touching * Sunday Mirror *
About Katy Regan
Katy Regan was born in 1974 and brought up in the northern seaside town of Morecambe. She went on to study English and French at Leeds University where she became features editor of the student newspaper before moving to London. She wrote for various magazines and newspapers before becoming Commissioning Editor at Marie Claire magazine. Katy's first novel, One Thing Led to Another, was published in 2009 and her second, The One Before the One, in November 2010. 2013 saw the publication of How We Met, closely followed by The Story of You in 2014. Little Big Man is her fifth novel and her first for Mantle. Katy, who has one son, now lives in Hertfordshire.
Little Big Man by Katy Regan
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