Mother’s Boy: A beautifully crafted novel of war, Cornwall, and the relationship between a mother and son

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‘Tender, evocative’ TLS

‘Richly engaging’ Spectator

A Radio 4 Serial Fiction Book of the Week

‘A characteristically tender novel about a young man growing up in the shadow of one war and the whispers of the next’ Observer

‘A wonderful novel about relationships, particularly between a mother and son. A compelling read, beautifully crafted and sensitively written’ Irish Examiner
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Laura, a laundress, meets her young husband when they are both placed in service in Teignmouth in 1914. They have a baby, Charles, but his father returns home from the trenches a damaged man, already ill with the tuberculosis that will soon leave Laura a widow.

As a new war looms, Charles signs up for the navy as a coder. His escape from the tight, gossipy confines of Launceston to a more colourful life in action sees him blossom, as he experiences the possibility of death, and the excitement – even terror – of a love that is as clandestine as his work.
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‘Stands with the best queer literary fiction of a historical bent, illuminated as it is by Gale’s devilish wit and talent for both social observation and intricacies of character’ Sydney Morning Herald

‘A wonderful novel – a touching, utterly convincing portrait of the nascent artist’ Mail on Sunday

‘A deeply moving novel. The portrait of a complex relationship that constricted as much as it sustained is brilliantly done’ The Tablet

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Publisher

Tinder Press (2 Feb. 2023)

Language

English

Paperback

416 pages

ISBN-10

1472257421

ISBN-13

978-1472257420

Dimensions

12.8 x 2.59 x 19.61 cm

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Mother's Boy: A beautifully crafted novel of war, Cornwall, and the relationship between a mother and son

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