One More Chance
By Lucy Ayrton
Read by Charlie Sanderson
ONE MORE CHANCE is a debut by Lucy Ayrton. Perfect for those who love gripping, contemporary, voice-driven drama and contemporary commercial women's fiction and suspense with an unusual edge.
'Refreshing, heartbreaking and magical; the most powerful first-person narrative I have read in years' - Cath Weeks
''Hard to believe it's a debut. . . utterly compelling' - Jenny Blackhurst
Dani hasn't had an easy life. She's made some bad choices and now she's paying the ultimate price; prison.
With her young daughter Bethany, growing up in foster care, Dani is determined to be free and reunited with her. There's only one problem; Dani can't stay out of trouble.
Dani's new cellmate Martha is quiet and unassuming. There's something about her that doesn't add up. When Martha offers Dani one last chance at freedom, she doesn't hesitate.
Everything she wants is on the outside, but Dani is stuck on the inside. Is it possible to break out when everyone is trying to keep you in . . .
Lucy Ayrton is Communications Manager of a prisons charity, and much of ONE MORE CHANCE is informed by the people she has met and the time she has spent in prisons, especially on the Holloway Mother and Baby Unit. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Warwick University, and is a lively presence on the performance poetry scene. She wrote and performed two full-length spoken word shows at the Edinburgh Festival: Lullabies to Make Your Children Cry, recipient of the PBH Best Newcomer Award, and adapted into a pamphlet with Stewed Rhubarb Press. The Splitting of the Mermaid was a winner of the Ideastap Members Presents: Preview Season and was performed at Underbelly. She also blogs as Lucy In The Pub With Cider, about literature, feminism and baking. Lucy is lives in Oxford. This is her first novel, and was a finalist for the Exeter Novel Award.
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19 Jul 2018
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