'Beautiful, disturbing, impossible to put down. Bad Fruit heralds a seriously impressive new talent in Ella King' Chris Whitaker
'Masterful in its evocation of the complexity of mother-daughter relationships, a writer to watch' Harper's Bazaar
Lily is a good daughter. Every evening she pours Mama a glass of perfectly spoilt orange juice. She arranges the teddy bears on Mama's quilt, she puts on her matching pink clothes.
Anything to help put out the fire of Mama's rage. MAMA IS A GOOD LIAR But Mama is becoming unpredictable, dangerous. And as she starts to unravel, so do the memories that Lily has kept locked away for so long.
She only wanted to be good, to help piece Mama back together. But as home truths creep out of the shadows, Lily must recast everything: what if her house isn't a home - but a prison? What if Mama isn't a protector - but a monster...
Gripping and devastating, from a voice that cuts as sharp as a knife, this is an unforgettable story about a family gone bad.
Product DetailsPublisher: HarperCollins
Publication date: 18th August 2023