This was easy and hard to read.
Easy because the author has a skillful way of weaving different stories of people of different backgrounds so empathetically and vividly.
Hard to read because while we are reading fictional narrations of events, the issues of systemic racism, poverty, s*xuality, s*x work and more that the characters struggled through are still very real.
“i was fifteen. you were four.
i taught you drama in a scarborough community centre.
you were surviving neglect.
wherever you are, i hope you are safe
and know i loved you enough to write you this book.”