Published by Duckworth, 18 October 2018
Staying On is a geriatric coming-of-age story about Tony and Laney, an old married couple locked in a silent war about going home to England, or staying on in their expat life. They’re stuck, until their self-possessed daughter in law turns up to budge them along, and to solve her own long-buried issues.
“A melancholy and moving family drama.” – Sunday Mirror
“It is soft and melancholy and totally true and I just fell in love with this book and the every day, unimportant but totally enthralling drama between its pages.” – A Little Book Problem
“Told with humour and enormous compassion, this is a beguiling story about broken people who have all the feelings and none of the words. Utterly captivating” – Damien Owens, author of Married to a Cave Man and Dead Cat Bounce
“A trademark sweet-and-sour Mike Leigh film in novel form.’ – Matthew Hirtes, Author of Going Local in Gran Canaria
“A wry take on expat life, astutely observed and deftly drawn. Peppered with humour, yet poignant and as topical as it’s revealing” – Peter Kerr, bestselling author of the award-winning Snowball Oranges series