By Diana Evans
SHORTLISTED FOR THE WHITBREAD FIRST NOVEL AWARD
Identical twins, Georgia and Bessi, stay within the loft of 26 Waifer road. it's a position of beanbags, nectarines and secrets and techniques, and viewers should always knock prior to getting into. Down less than 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. pressured to create their very own identities, the Hunter teenagers 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 whilst the truth comes knocking that the fantasies of adolescence begin to collapse. How will Georgia and Bessi cope in an international of separateness and solitude, and which ones may be stronger?
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