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The Other Mother

The Other Mother

The one he loves most, is the one he knows least

Thirteen-year-old Michael Parsons is dealing with a lot. His father’s sudden death; his mother’s new husband, Glen, who he loathes; his two younger siblings, who he looks after more and more now his mother works extra shifts.

And then one day, Michael wakes up and his mother is gone. In her place is an exact, duplicate mother. The ‘other mother’. No one else seems to notice the real version is missing. His brother, his sister and even Glen act as if everything’s normal. But Michael knows in his heart that this mother is not his. And he begins to panic.

What follows is a big-hearted coming-of-age story of a boy struggling with an unusual disorder that poses unparalleled challenges – but also, as he discovers, offers him unique opportunities.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 5th June 2019

Price: £14.99

ISBN-13: 9781472154088

Reviews

Green's gripping and cleverly paced narrative never loses faith with its troubled hero, despite his profoundly alienating and perplexing condition.
Financial Times