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May Book of the Month: The Tidal Zone by Sarah Moss

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SorchaMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 19-Apr-17 16:40:00

If you haven't read anything by Sarah Moss yet, start now – with our May Book of the Month, The Tidal Zone. Following a family going through an unexpected crisis, this wise and witty novel takes a magnifying glass to the NHS, parenting and the stories we tell about ourselves.

When 15-year-old Miriam is found lying in the school playground not breathing, stay-at-home dad Adam and GP mum Emma find their world turned upside down. Suddenly, long hospital stays lacking conclusion and the constant weight of uncertainty become part of their everyday struggles. What is wrong with Miriam? And why has this happened to their family?

In The Tidal Zone, Sarah Moss insightfully and often wryly comments on our health service and parenthood, but also she explores the narratives we tell ourselves – from birth, to our inevitable deaths. Sarah herself is a Mumsnet Books favourite - Night Waking was our Book of the Month in May 2012 and we're thrilled to have her back. The Tidal Zone is tipped to be her breakout novel so jump on the bandwagon, quick!

We have 50 free copies of The Tidal Zone up for grabs. Find out more about the book and apply for a copy by midday on Monday, 24 April.

If you're not a lucky winner, you can grab a copy of the book and join in with the discussion on this thread, ahead of the author webchat with Sarah Moss on Wednesday 7 June.

magimedi Thu 20-Apr-17 08:15:19

I would love a copy - really enjoyed Night Waking & can't wait to read this.

Callmegeoff Thu 20-Apr-17 19:50:09

I'd love to read this please .

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