This is a coming of age novel of ever ascending experiences uncovering the mysteries of sex and chaos. It examines teenage neurosis through a black comedy with a serious undertone.
Kenway gives poignancy and passion to the small experiences, the simple pleasures of a man rebuilding a life. This is a moving novel - Rebecca Ray, author of A CERTAIN AGE, on PRECIOUS
This immediate and raw novel is full of sharp insights into the problems of school, family and growing up - Bookseller
An affecting ...warm, bittersweet novel, with a haunting, disturbing picture inside - Independent on Sunday
A troubled journey into adulthood, beautifully told. Its uncanny ear for the language and internal dialogue of children makes it a delight to read, and the fluid development in style as Marlow becomes older and more aware is masterful. Properly funny, warm-hearted and intensely painful, Kenway's human storytelling is, at times, reminiscent of John Irvings. And that is some recommendation. - Mondo
With a quirky and witty first-person narrative, this is as funny as it is disturbing. - Gay Times
Kristin Kenway is a young film-maker and novelist, born in Bristol in 1973. His short films have won prizes at international festivals and his first novel Precious Thing (Allison and Busby) was published to enthusiastic reviews. He is currently at the University of Southern California on their prestigious screenwriting masters course.