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In the second volume of her memoirs, the prize-winning author Janice Galloway reveals how the awkward child introduced in This is Not About Me evolved through her teenage years, living with her stoical mother and domineering older sister. In visceral descriptions of puberty, sex and school-room politics, Galloway casts her extraordinary gaze on the morals and ambitions of one small-town through the stories of three generations of women. When she entered secondary school, Galloway was still sharing a bed with her mother. Her awareness of the opposite sex was limited; she was more excited by Latin and the school orchestra than make-up or boys. Under the wing of one exceptional teacher, music was her passion. But as she struggled to make sense of the physical and emotional changes of adolescence, almost everything she thought she knew began to change. By turns absurd and tender, this is the story of a family's secrets brought to light, revealing the bonds beneath. Now one of our most celebrated writers, Galloway is here at her most personal, defiant and eloquent.
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'Galloway remains a brilliant writer, capturing mood and character, time and place, with seeming effortlessness' --Guardian
`A wonderful curiosity shop of the mysteries of womanhood, the book is a testament to Galloway's talent' --Scotsman
'A wonderful act of creativity' --Metro
'As a memoirist, Galloway is as good as they come' --Daily Telegraph
'A starburst of a book, specific in location but universal in themes'
`Galloway is a mesmerising writer. Her words pierce like a rapier' --Scotland on Sunday
'A compassionate (and funny) thank-you letter to a love-starved childhood' --Sunday Times
`Galloway tells her story with reticence and precision' --Daily Mail
'The poetic assuredness of the voice and the confiding, lulling, yarn-spinning style is a joy to read' --Independent on Sunday
'Sharp, funny, occasionally brutal and always beautifully written'
Janice Galloway's previous books include the critically acclaimed memoir This Is Not About Me and novels The Trick is to Keep Breathing, (winner if the 1990 MIND Book of the Year Award), Foreign Parts (1994 McVitie's Prize and American Academy of Authors EM Forster Award) and Clara which won the 2004 Saltire Book of the Year Award. She has also written two collections of short stories.
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