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Released June 8, 2009
ISBN 9780701177973

£19.99

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As a child Lucas thought that all children who'd lost their parents lived on water. Now a restless young man still living with his sister Denise on their West London narrowboat, he determines to find out more about the unexplained disappearance of his father, the charismatic Jamaican dancer, Antoney Matheus.


Thus unfolds a journey from fifties Kingston to Sixties Notting Hill and the host of unforgettable characters who peopled Antoney's theatrical world, most importantly Carla, Lucas's mother. The result is a haunting family mystery of absence and inheritance, the battle between love and creativity, and what drives a young man to take flight...

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Diana Evans

Diana Evans is a British novelist, journalist and critic who was born and lives in London. Evans has written three full-length novels. Her first novel, 26a, published in 2005, won the Orange Award for New Writers, the Betty Trask Award and the deciBel Writer of the Year Award.

Her third novel, Ordinary People, was longlisted for the Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award, shortlisted for the 2019 Women's Prize for Fiction, and won the 2019 South Bank Sky Arts Award for Literature.

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