Mother's Boy by Patrick Gale

Mother's Boy by Patrick Gale




"I was lucky enough to read a proof of this beautiful new novel from Gale set in Cornwall exploring the relationship between a mother and her gifted son.  I dived in without reading anything about it and absolutely loved it.' - Jim MacSweeney, Gay's the Word 


A Superb Historical Novel of Cornwall, Class, Desire and Two World Wars From the Bestselling Author of A Place Called Winter and Take Nothing With You


Mother's Boy is the story of a man who is among, yet apart from his fellows, in thrall to, yet at a distance from his own mother; a man being shaped for a long, remarkable and revered life spent hiding in plain sight. But it is equally the story of the dauntless mother who will continue to shield him long after the dangers of war are past.




'One of the joys of Gale's writing is how even the smallest of characters can appear fully formed, due to a charming wickedness alongside deeper observations.' - Irish Times


 'A writer with heart, soul, and a dark and naughty wit, one whose company you relish and trust.' - Observer

  • Details

    Imprint: Headline

    Publication Date: 1 March 2022

    ISBN: 9781472257413

    Pages: 416

    Format: Hardback

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