Kate Tough - Head For The Edge, Keep Walking (2nd Hand Paperback)
Head for the Edge, Keep Walking absorbs you into the eccentric world of Jill Beech, whose friends are finally getting their lives together while hers is falling apart. Adrift at thirty-four, no-one does 'lost' quite like Jill. Wry, witty, resilient but bewildered, she's left asking, 'What does it take to stay sane in this life? And why does it look easier for everyone else?'
Her nine-year relationship is over. She swaps one so-so job for another. She gets drunk with off-beat friends and internet dates with mixed results . . . Then life is flipped on its head by some shocking news.
But average 'chic fiction' this ain't!
There's nothing average about Jill and her distinctive, savagely honest voice; with sentences you'll want to read and re-read for their lyrical, original language and ringing clarity. An exploration of modern friendships and relationships, Jill's voice will penetrate and have you analysing your own life choices through her lens!
When events take Jill to the edge - will tip herself over or turn things around and keep walking?
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
- Condition : Very Good
- Category : Fiction - Women's Fiction
- Published : 2014 (Cargo Publishing)
- ISBN : 9781908885586
- SKU : B002572
- PPC : LL300gm
- RRP : £8.99
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"A warm, gritty, out-loud funny tale about one thirty-something's life in free-fall, and the lessons learned in putting it back together."
"Funny and sad in equal measure, 'Head for the Edge, Keep Walking' is about a thirtysomething who feels stuck in her life whilst all of her friends' lives keep moving forward. Jill is not nearly as stuck as she'd like to believe and there is a real journey there even if is more about self realisation than physical adventure. Jill perfectly describes the isolation of what she's feeling and the way her friendships change feels completely natural. There are no good guys or bad guys in this, it's just about growing and changing but it manages to do that without ever being corny or overly sentimental." - Goodreads Reviews.
"A warm and ferociously witty story of the s*** life throws at us and how we survive it. Truth rings from every page of this assured and engrossing debut." - Zoe Strachan.
"Jill Beech - sharp-eyed, laconic-tongued, tender-hearted - is your eccentric new best friend. She makes a terrific debut in this witty, chatty, lyrical novel. You can trust her. Head for the edge, keep reading." - Kevin MacNeil.
Kate Tough is a Glasgow born and based poet, novelist and short story writer, who writes for a variety of Scottish and overseas publications.