Author(s): Rose Boyt
Fiction | No Category
What goes on behind closed doors? Hows Your Father tells the story of four generations of one Hackney family on a rollercoaster ride of drugs, violence, sickness, infidelity and the redeeming joys of motherhood. "In the fancy carriage with the cut glass panels they slid him with the flowers what was his last journey. Where they all come out of the flats and watched it prancing down Hoxton you couldn't help yourself not to think where his life went now it was all gone. And it hit me then, he weren't never coming back. His greasy old chair over home and a few empties rolled under it my mum must of missed when she tidied up the front room and his baccy tin and his slippers all what was left. Where a part of me understood how the old woman decided to bury him in his blazer with the brass buttons and slacks she got cleaned special for the occasion and a new white shirt and black tie if it meant something to her to look his best in the coffin and the other part of me reckoned what a waste of good money. What happiness with my mum and drink and work and nine kids I thought was the saddest thing where he was too angry or what else was it. Too angry."
Four generations of a family in Hackney are depicted in this wonderful novel. Chock full of all those incredible elements that make up life, you will find each character to be so rich and the story to be deeply rewarding.
Elisa, Book Grocer