Hodder & Stoughton General Division
FORMAT: Paperback
ISBN: 9780340992517
RRP: £7.99
PAGES: 352
PUBLICATION DATE: August 5, 2010


And This is True

By (author) Emily Mackie

Once upon a time there was a boy whose home was a van and whose world was his father. Be warned: this is not a fairytale. Although it does contain love, betrayal, escape, and most important of all, a kiss. But you have to be ready for an unpredictable journey through a realm where nothing is black or white. That, of course, is why you should take the first step. A startling new voice shows us a painful truth: You can’t help who you fall in love with.

Reviews of And This is True

'Irresistibly quirky…Though the book is expertly mined with narrative explosions – fire, gunshots, sudden violence and family revelations – its originality lies in the sly, halting way it reveals its mysteries, the odd perspectives that illuminate its characters, how much it is brave enough to leave unsaid…in Nevis Gow, Emily Mackie has created one of current fiction's freshest funniest oddballs' Justine Jordan, Guardian A strange, intense story of love and betrayal, beautifully imagined and written; Nevis's voice will haunt you Kate Saunders, The Times Superbly unsettling…a gripping, moving tale of a little boy lost. Mary Fitzgerald, Observer 'Emily Mackie's wonderful novel is a rare thing, delicate and dangerous at the same time. The plot is raw and shocking, the slow reveal is strikingly accomplished, the detail of the writing is fine and funny and precise' Tessa Hadley I have never read anything quite like AND THIS IS TRUE. As disturbing as it is compelling, it is a wonderfully taut tale of confinement and escape, of difficult loves and conflicting emotions peopled by characters you won't meet anywhere else. Gerard Woodward

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