by Kirsty Capes

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Careless Synopsis

Sometimes it's easy to fall between the cracks...

At 3.04pm on a hot, sticky day in June, Bess finds out that she's pregnant.

She could tell her social worker Henry, but he's useless.

She should tell her foster mother, Lisa, but she won't understand.

She really ought to tell Boy, but she hasn't spoken to him in weeks.

Bess knows more than anyone that love doesn't come without conditions.

But this isn't a love story...

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781398700086
Publication date: 13th May 2021
Author: Kirsty Capes
Publisher: Orion
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 336 pages
Collections: 2021 Preview - Exciting New Books on the Horizon,
Primary Genre Literary Fiction

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Kirsty Capes Press Reviews

'Vivid, bold and beautifully observed' ABBIE GREAVES, author of The Silent Treatment

'Moving and beautifully-written - a voice and a story that needs to be heard' LIBBY PAGE, author of The Lido

'A story of every day, that is never told. Uplifting and simultaneously heart-breaking' ANSTEY HARRIS, author of The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton

'Real, raw, heart-wrenching and so wonderfully written. A truly honest coming-of-age story. I laughed, cried, squirmed and couldn't stop reading' JESSICA RYN, author of The Extraordinary Hope of Dawn Brightside

'Heroic and powerful, but also tender; this is such an important novel' CHARLOTTE MENDELSON, author of Daughters of Jerusalem

'The literary equivalent of gold dust' BENJAMIN ZEPHANIAH

'So good I'm lying in a tepid bath because my 15 minutes reading turned into 45. What a voice!' AMY BEASHEL, author of The Sky is Mine

Such an elegant and empathic book, with characters I feel I've known forever. A portrait of how it feels to be young, brazen and terrified' JESSICA MOOR, author of Keeper

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Publication date: 03/03/2022
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