Praise for Caroline Smailes
‘Will Self and Caroline Smailes are arch-experimentalists’ OBSERVER
‘One of the most unusual and talented writers around .’ STUART EVERS, Netgalley
‘She experiments, she doesn't settle. She's a restless, questing spirit – always in search of the story that shocks her readers out of complacency. And she is – book after book – getting herself a reputation as a force to be reckoned with.’ STEPHEN MAY, author of Life! Death! Prizes!
Bill Williams is lost, Aunty Maggie longs to be young and attractive, Crystal is searching to find out more about Adam. Tales of debt, infidelity, incest, love and loss all combine and weave into a mosaic of working class life. As the characters featured within Caroline Smailes' debut novel "In Search of Adam" are given individual voice, the flashes connect into the making of Disraeli Avenue.
When Caroline Smailes' critically-acclaimed debut novel "In Search of Adam" was published she was overwhelmed by the response of her readers. Exploring themes of sexual abuse and self-harm, the book prompted many people to contact her to tell her of their own experiences. Smailes said 'when I realised what a chord had been struck with so many people I knew I wanted to find a way to give something back to those whose lives have been touched by abuse'. A talented author, Caroline began to craft a novella that she could publish as an eBook.
All author royalties from sales of this ebook will be donated to One in Four, a charity which provides support and resources to people who have experienced sexual abuse and sexual violence.