‘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.
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.