Synopses & Reviews
You aren't stupid.
You know there's no such thing as a perfect mother.
Plenty of other books will tell you there is, but this one
won't lie to you.
I was weak and I cheated and I was punished, but my god
I loved my child through all of it. Love means you never
break, and it means you're stronger than the things they
do to you. I know this is true because I have been through
fire, and I am the proof that love survives.
I am not a perfect mother but I will tell you the perfect
truth, because this is you and me talking.
This is my story.
"A mesmerizing tour de force: ragged, breathless, full of raw emotion, the blackest of humor and relentless action." -- THE WASHINGTON POST
"Stunning." -- THE NEW YORK TIMES
"Brilliant...This is a haunting work of art." -- NEWSWEEK
"An extraordinary accomplishment." -- THE BOSTON GLOBE
A tragicomic open letter to Osama Bin Laden from a young London woman whose husband and son are killed in a terrorist attack on a soccer stadium.
CHRIS CLEAVE is a columnist for The Guardian newspaper in London. His first novel, Incendiary, was published in twenty countries; won the 2006 Somerset Maugham Award; was shortlisted for the 2006 Commonwealth Writers' Prize; won the United States Book-of-the-Month Club's First Fiction Award; and won the Prix Special du Jury at the French Prix des Lecteurs 2007. His second novel, Little Bee, was shortlisted for the prestigious Costa Award for Best Novel. He lives in London with his French wife and three mischievous Anglo-French children. He keeps his website at www.chriscleave.com.