Going Home

Going Home

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 06/06/2024
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Synopsis

Boy-made-good Téo Erskine is back in the north London suburb of his youth, visiting his father - stubborn, selfish, complicated Vic. Things have changed for Téo: he's got a steady job, a brand-new car and a London flat all concrete and glass, with a sliver of a river view.

Except, underneath the surface, not much has changed at all. He's still the boy seeking his father's approval; the young man playing late-night poker with his best friend, unreliable, infuriating Ben Mossam; the one still desperately in love with the enigmatic Lia.

Lia's life, on the other hand, has been transformed: now a single mum to two-year-old Joel, she doesn't have time for anyone - not even herself.

When the unthinkable happens, Joel finds himself at the centre of a strange constellation of men - Téo, Vic, Ben - none of whom is fully equipped to look after him, but whose strange, tentative attempts at love might just be enough to offer him a new place to call home.

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9781399727495
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 520g
  • Dimensions: 236 x 158 x 32 mm

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Going Home
Funny, warm-hearted and empathetic
Tom Lamont’s novel spans a year in the lives of three men and a toddler whose mother takes her own life. Téo’s finds himself in sole charge of a two-year-... READ MORE
Susan Osborne
Going Home
Fine debut novel
Debut novel from Guardian journalist Tom Lamont has moments of humour, sad moments and family interactions. Teo, Ben and Vic are the central characters who... READ MORE
Richard Angrave