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Little Prisons (Paperback)
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Little Prisons (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages
Published: 16/03/2023
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When you can't get out, let kindness in.

In a non-descript building in a gentrifying corner of London, Penny is doing daily battle with her mind. She is convinced that the world beyond her door is too dangerous for her, though her heart knows it isn't. Penny's neighbour, Carla, an American expat and single mother of two teens, has lived in a coercive relationship for many years, too worn down by her controlling husband to escape her situation. Mable, Penny's upstairs neighbour, an elderly Jamaican pensioner and devout Jehovah's Witness, has sacrificed everything for her faith, including her relationship with her family. And Woman, the housekeeper and nanny on the second floor, has been trafficked. When she is not cleaning and cooking, she works in the laundrette the landlord owns on the ground floor, a hidden slave in full view of the public.

Through grocery deliveries, glimpses through windows, and overheard conversations in the stairwell, the women come to know each other. Their small acts of compassion help them each find a way to mend the broken paths in their lives.

Publisher: John Murray Press
ISBN: 9781529353921
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 240 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 24 mm


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A powerful and compassionately told story of loss, grief, love and motherhood - Daily Mail, on When I Ran Away

Incredibly raw and unflinching . . . it will stop you in your tracks - Heat, on When I Ran Away

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“Stunning novel about four women”

I just loved this novel which follows the lives of four women who live in a block of flats: Mabel, Carla, Penny and Woman. I cried as I finished it as it is both harrowing and life affirming. Beautifully written, it... More

Hardback edition
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“Separate lives”

There are many ways to live in fear. In just one block of flats four of them exist side by side: from mental illness, from an abusive (ex-) partner, fear of an angry god parading as the comfort of religion and the... More

Hardback edition
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“Stunning novel from Bannister”

This novel starts off slow as we follow the minute lives of Carla, Penny, Mabel and Woman learning more and more as the book progresses. I finished reading this in tears, it shows how we never know what is going on... More

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