Top positive review
lively and full of interest
8 April 2012
A novel focussing on the first three years of life, drawing on the life-history of the author and focussing on the last 6 months of that period. The Life of Hunger takes up where this novel leaves off and gives a sense of life from the age of five onwards.
Like the Life of Hunger, this is a remarkable feat of imagination and memory - each chapter is lively, new, and full of interest.
My main complaint is that there is not as much to read here as I could have wished - but I suppose any life from the age of 2.5 to the age of 3 will be necessarily limited in the material it offers the novelist!