Supporting Cast

by Kit de Waal

Shorter Reads Sharing Diverse Voices

LoveReading Expert Review of Supporting Cast

vivid stories of thwarted desire, love and loss.

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Supporting Cast Synopsis

As she walks out of her marriage, a woman remembers the day her husband rescued a boy from drowning.

A blind man on his wedding day celebrates the pursuit of love.

And a young man leaves prison with only one desire - to see his son again.

Kit de Waal's characters light up the page in vivid stories of thwarted desire, love and loss. With power and precision, humanity and insight, Supporting Cast captures the extraordinary moments in our ordinary lives, and the darkness and the joy of the everyday.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780241973424
Publication date: 30th July 2020
Author: Kit de Waal
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 144 pages
Collections: 80+ Must-read Novels by Black Writers - Black Lit Matters,
Primary Genre Shorter Reads
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Kit de Waal Press Reviews

The unforgettable story of a boy struggling to belong. Heartbreaking and uplifting - just read it - Daily Mail on My Name is Leon

Tender and heart-breaking - Rachel Joyce on My Name is Leon

Devastatingly emotional. De Waal's storytelling gives us the poetry and sorrow of life itself - Financial Times on The Trick to Time

An emotionally sure-handed novel exploring harrowing terrain with deft sensitivity - Sunday Times on The Trick to Time

Stunning. What an experience, the brightest and most beautiful break in the clouds. Kit is in utter command of language and story here, and wields them like no other writer - Donal Ryan

It's so good. Full of Kit's trademark humanity. I can feel my heart grow with every word - Cathy Rentzenbrink

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About Kit de Waal

Kit de Waal was born in Birmingham to an Irish mother, who was a foster carer and a Caribbean father. She worked for fifteen years in criminal and family law, was a magistrate for several years and sits on adoption panels. She used to advise Social Services on the care of foster children, and has written training manuals on adoption and foster care. Her writing has received numerous awards including the Bridport Flash Fiction Prize 2014 and 2015 and the SI Leeds Literary Reader's Choice Prize 2014. My Name is Leon is her first novel. She has two children. Author photo © Justine ...

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