Taste the Bright Lightsby Laura Canning
A hard-hitting novel following 14 year old Lisa as she runs away from an abusive home and learns to survive on the streets. Available now.
'Extremely well-written. The narrative voice is particularly strong and supple, showing at once Lisa's teenage defiance and her immense vulnerability.' —Random House
'This book knocked me sideways. Will speak for the disenchanted voice of a generation much like Catcher in the Rye did in the 50s.' —Amazon review
'This is the most terrifying book I've ever read... It's scary because it bleeds truth. Incendiary reading. Exemplary writing. I read it in one sitting and couldn't move for an hour afterwards. In fact, I'm still having nightmares about it.' —Irish Times literary critic
'...one of the best novels I've read all year – really, seriously good. It made me cry and laugh and it all felt very, uncomfortably real. Brilliant job – this book deserves to be much better known.' —senior editor, Macmillan Australia
'A powerful book that should be on all parents' buying list. Canning's writing is that rare thing in the world of books: original and totally honest.’ —Amazon review