Evelyn and Muriel Axon, mother and daughter, lead a haunted existence. Objects of horror to their neighbours, they evade or terrorise any social worker who crosses their path. Inside their house, they pursue a covert persecution of each other, shrinking from the unseen occupants of their spare room. But change is in the air…
Every Day is Mother's Day is a merciless comedy of colliding lives: of sex, death, madness, adultery and the social services.
"Strange…rather mad…extremely funny…she reminded me of the early Muriel Spark" (Auberon Waugh)
"What a terrific book" (Fay Weldon)
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A harrowing but satisfying read.
I have not read the print version of this book so I can't answer this question.
It reminded me of A Change of Climate in some ways. In both books a child is murdered. The deaths are the result of grotesque evil, both on the psychological level and the spiritual. Both books went to some very dark places that took some commitment on my part to get through.
She was equally fine reading the poignant passages as well as the humorous ones. She made the characters come alive.
Includes a dinner party scene as exciting as The Red Wedding episode in Game of a Thrones!
A truly great first novel.