Disappearing Home by Deborah Morgan

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...while the plot is misery lit, the book is shot through with gorgeous images and subtle humour.
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Ten-year-old Robyn is the best shoplifter in the Liverpool tenement block she calls home. She's as tough as they come, but while she puts food on the table and tries to fit in at school, her mum and abusive step-father sleep off their hangovers at home.


As often as she can, Robyn escapes to her nan's cosy flat on the other side of town, where she reads Anne of Green Gables and nibbles on tea and toast. But she can't stay there forever. And when her father's cruelty escalates at home she knows it's time to disappear. Pushed beyond endurance, Robyn sleeps rough on city backstreets, until help from a stranger offers the first steps to change in her terrorized life.

 

About Deborah Morgan

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Deborah Morgan has worked as a chambermaid, a bingo caller, a dressmaker, and a grade school teacher.
 
Published March 1, 2012 by Tindal Street. 272 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Reviewed by Sophia Martelli on Mar 17 2012

...while the plot is misery lit, the book is shot through with gorgeous images and subtle humour.

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