By Diana Evans
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WHITBREAD FIRST NOVEL AWARD
Identical twins, Georgia and Bessi, dwell within the loft of 26 Waifer street. it's a position of beanbags, nectarines and secrets and techniques, and viewers should always knock sooner than coming into. Down under there's not such concord. Their Nigerian mom places cayenne pepper on her Yorkshire pudding and has mysterious methods of facing homesickness; their father angrily roams the streets of Neasden, prey to the demons of his Derbyshire upbringing. compelled to create their very own identities, the Hunter young children construct a separate universe. Older sister Bel discovers intercourse, excessive heels and natural hairdressing, the twins arrange for a flapjack empire, and child sister Kemy learns to moonwalk for Michael Jackson. it really is while the truth comes knocking that the fantasies of early life begin to collapse. How will Georgia and Bessi cope in a global of separateness and solitude, and which ones could be stronger?
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