Having been thrown out onto the Edinburgh streets by her family, Maggie knows she must fight to survive. Many years later, the struggles she had to endure can be kept a secret no longer.
Set mostly in post-war Britain and inspired by a real-life story, Ghost Moon is narrated with humour and compassion. A life-affirming read.
NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS
The reader slowly hears the story of Maggie. Now an old lady with dementia, her story of giving birth to her son while unmarried, her struggles with social exclusion and her battle to keep her son from forced adoption in a highly moralistic society is told with haunting urgency. Butlin’s style is gripping as usual.