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What if Emma isn’t the person she thought she was?
Her younger son has just been diagnosed with autism.
She’s accidentally quit her job.
The marriage she was dedicated to suddenly seems like a sham.
She’s pretty sure that she is going to have an affair with a hot new dad at the school.
The only thing that stays the same is everyone else. Emma realises it’s not them – it’s her. But if she’s not who she thought she was, can her old life fit in with the new Emma?
Compassionate, funny and poignant, Another Us is perfect for fans of Marian Keyes and Fiona Gibson.
‘Another Us’ is a roller-coaster of a ride as we take the journey with Emma towards self-knowledge. Prompted by her son’s Asperger’s diagnosis, Emma is forced to take a long, hard look at her role as a wife, mother, daughter and friend but, this long hard look is fraught with drama, conflict and humour. What may, at first, seem a light-hearted portrayal of playground politics becomes something much deeper and more profound the more we get into the novel, until it becomes something brave and brilliant, and which both entertains and informs. Kirsten Hesketh’s writing is assured and the pace never falters. It is a total must-read debut.
Claire Dyer, author of The Last Day
This story is honest, thought provoking and engaging. It rockets through so many emotions,
suspicions and fears. The emotions of inadequacy, despair and doubt. The suspicions of infidelity, abandonment and betrayal. The ultimate fears of isolation and terrible, family-consuming failure. This accomplished debut is gripping, at times heart-breaking and wonderfully well-written. It entertains and informs in equal measure with both humour and skill. It sheds a piercing light on the choices and difficulties experienced when Asperger’s is a part of family life, but also shows the strength and power of courage, love and persistence. A searing and honest look at a family reaching breaking point. Highly recommended.
Maddie Please, author of A Year of New Adventures