Janet Davey

Another Mother's Son
  • Another Mother's Son

  • ‘We’re lucky to have such an intelligent chronicler of our present' Tessa Hadley on Janet Davey

    Lorna Parry lives with her three sons, each one lurching into adulthood. Lorna struggles in the claustrophobic loneliness of her home; she’s still angry at her ex-husband, uncomfortable around her father’s new girlfriend and finds it difficult to talk to her sons. Life seems precariously balanced. Then a shocking event occurs at the boys’ school and her world threatens to implode.

Janet Davey is the author of English Correspondence, which was longlisted for the 2002 Orange Prize, First Aid, The Taxi Queue and By Battersea Bridge. She lives in London.