‘Brilliant, horrifying and really f***ing funny’ KATHY BURKE
‘Give[s] powerful voice to the often silent story that explains so much of Britain’s current fracturing’ OBSERVER
I’m a scrounger, a liar, a hypocrite, a stain on society with no basic morals – or so they say. After all, what else do you call a working-class single mum in temporary accommodation?
Skint Estate is the darkly funny debut memoir from Cash Carraway, a scream against austerity that rises full of rage in a landscape of sink estates, police cells, refuges and peepshows.
A voice that must be heard.
‘Cash’s brutal honesty will leave you wanting to make a change, stand up and be heard. A must-read’ VICKY McCLURE
‘Extraordinary ... Bursts with energy, wit and anger’ KEN LOACH
‘The new voice of a generation’ THE TIMES
‘Astonishingly brilliant … Raw, gut-wrenching and immensely moving’ RUTH JONES
‘A fascinating, shocking look at poverty and motherhood’ BILLIE PIPER
‘A howl of rage ... I loved it’ THE IRISH TIMES
‘The definition of edgy’ LIONEL SHRIVER
Explosive, funny and insightful ... You have to read it
Visceral, high-octane prose, a cocktail of Irvine Welsh and Charles Bukowski with a splash of feminist polemic ... Skint Estate is a full-throttle dispatch from the front line of the war against the poor.
Cash Carraway's unique voice, filled in equal measure with rage and inspiration, tells a story of hope amongst state violence. Brilliant and compelling.
This is a raw, painful, funny book. And it rings true. Cash Carraway is a real writer, who shares her extraordinary story with a developing sense of politics. Her writing bursts with energy, wit and anger - it might be too strong for the Radio4 Book of the Week, but it is essential reading.
What an astonishingly brilliant memoir. I’m speechless. So beautifully, passionately written without a shred of self-pity and brim full of this unbreakable mother daughter Love at the heart of it all... Raw, gut-wrenching and immensely moving.
Having cast aside her smartphone, the playwright and Skint Estate author loves to dip in and out of books on the go. From modern classics such as Norman Mailer to a debut from the Suede bassist, here’s what’s been in her bag lately.
Depression. Welfare cuts. Zero-hour contracts. Gnawing-at-your-stomach hunger. Writer, playwright and spoken-word artist Cash Carraway has experienced it all. She talks the terrifying reality of what it’s like to live through no-way-out austerity, and the degradation of being silenced.