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This novel deals with Child abuse and the aftermath; it follows the lives of four men who had all suffered from child abuse at a very young age. And the rest of the story takes up where they still continue to suffer from the aftermath of being abused over prolonged periods of time. This book certainly paints a poignant picture of abuse and underscores the fact that many of the abused often find it hard to recover their ‘self’ as a result of the abuse.
What makes this book stand out?
it is both unusual and riveting in the narrative; certainly stands out as one of the top 10 books of 2015
Read it for
beautifully written, heartfelt, empathetic and vividly written
Don't read it for
if you are not into this type of fiction you may want to give this a miss