When I was a little girl, my dad left me and my mum, and he never came back. And you're supposed to be gutted when that happens. But secretly I preferred it without him, cos it meant I had my mum completely to myself, without having to share her with anyone. And I sort of inherited all the affection she used to give to my dad - like he'd left it behind for me as a gift, to say sorry for deserting me So says eleven year old Shruti of her broken home in suburban middle England. But hopes of her mother's affection are in vain: ...

The Painted Ocean 2016, Corsair, London

ISBN-13: 9781472151131

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The Painted Ocean 2016, Corsair, London

ISBN-13: 9781472151148

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