Publisher: Pan Macmillan
I've had this book since 2012, and it has been one of those ones I've been ignoring on my bookcase not really knowing what it's about and then reading the blurb and not really being grabbed by it.
But a little while ago I thought, no, read it, do it!
And it's been another one of those books I'm THRILLED TO HAVE READ!
Meet June and Greta and their Uncle Finn who is painting a portrait of them, he's paining it because he is not long for this world.
This book is about love, relationships, familial and otherwise. It's about the 80s and how illnesses were looked at, discussed, treated and stigmatised. It's about being there for each other, or even not being there for someone at all.
Really, this book was gorgeous. The characters were real, the plot convincing, the feelings tangible, the bonds almost visible. But all was so delicately portrayed.
In all honesty, the more I think about this book the more I think I loved it. I would recommend it to any one and everyone, I think people will really appreciate it for what it is regardless of their usual reads and genre preferences.
Please have a read and embrace.