About this book
Lott explores the lives of his parents, who met in 1950s Ealing, conjuring up the pebble-dashed landscape of post-war suburban England. He talks about his mother's inexplicable suicide in the late 50s and his own bouts of depression, creating a family saga of grief, loss, memory and love.
An exploration of the author's parents' lives, his mother's inexplicable suicide in her late fifties and his own bouts of depression. It conjures up the pebble-dashed home of his childhood and the landscape of postwar suburban England. It tells a story of grief, loss and dislocation, yet also of the power of memory and the bonds of family love.