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Fifteen-year-old Laurence Roach simply wishes a regular lifestyles, yet it’s faraway from effortless together with his little brother who acts like a puppy and their depressed alcoholic mom. If Laurence can win the posh holiday in an area radio contest, he’s definite his mum will ultimately feel free back. Then one evening she doesn’t come domestic from paintings, and Laurence needs to face the truth that she would possibly not come again in any respect. Terrified that kid providers will separate him from his brother, Laurence does no matter what he can to maintain their mother’s disappearance a mystery. for 2 weeks, he spins an online of complex lies to associates, friends, and the authorities—even dressing up in his mother’s outfits to persuade all people she’s nonetheless round. yet Laurence can’t conceal the reality ceaselessly. He starts a determined look for her, and that’s whilst the true hassle starts off during this strong tale approximately family members, forgiveness, and hope.
“Incredible lightness of contact and humour, but in addition heavily weighty…reminded me loads of Frank Cottrell Boyce.”—Anthony McGowan, writer of The Knife that Killed Me
"A teen holds his crumbling kin existence jointly during this finely crafted debut that moves a fragile stability among humor and pathos."—Kirkus Reviews

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