Hailstones in May (Laurie Maitland)
|Hailstones in May|
|Publication||January 1, 2012|
Award winning author Laurie Maitland's debut novel 'Hailstones in May' is predominantly set in the early 1990s in Camden, London. It is the story of an unlikely friendship between a young gothic punk called Fliss, and a middle-aged, middle-class mother of two teenagers, Maggie.
At times hilarious and at other times thought provoking, this is a dark comedy about love, friendship, divorce, teenage coming-of age, midlife crisis, cannabis, God and the meaning of life.
WARNING: There are some passages that are graphic, some of a sexual nature, and some disturbing. If you are easily offended, this may not be the book for you...
“The author has indeed been very clever and unflinching with her creation of this dysfunctional but somehow very touching cast. I like the very real sense of how they all conduct their lives, compared with for example the humorous aspects of Stella”
“Laurie has real talent as a writer, and in particular a skill at evoking a sense of place and atmosphere”
Quotes from editors at a top publishing house, London, 2011.