Top positive review
18 August 2018
Not an easy read, but then neither is "Ulysses!" A unique insight into a particular time and place- a society under intense stress; the heroine has to grow up fast to survive amongst the chaos around her. The style of writing takes the reader out of his/her comfort zone, which is totally in keeping with where the heroine is most of the time. How much is pure fiction, or fiction based on compressed real-life experience? Hard to know- a sign of the quality of the writing. Imagine Emma Woodhouse transported to 1970's Ardoyne. I don't normally write reviews on Amazon, BUT this is worth it!