Mothers and daughters alike will never look at each other in quite the same way after reading this book-a brilliantly funny observation of contemporary family life. Lizzie-exasperated Mother of Cassie, Conr and Stepdaughter Maisy-is the frustrated voice of reason to her daughters' teenage angst. She gets by with good friends, cheap wine and talking to herself-out loud. 16-year-old Cassie-the Facebook-Tweeting, Selfie-Taking, Music and Mobile Phone obsessed teen-hates everything about her life. She longs for the perfect world of Chelsea Divine and her 'undivorced' parents-and Joe, of course. However, the discovery of a terrible betrayal and a brutal attack throws the whole household into disarray. Lizzie and Cassie are forced to reassess the important things in life as they embark upon separate journeys of self-discovery-accepting some less than flattering home truths along the way. Although tragic at times this is a delightfully funny exploration of domestic love, hate, strength and ultimately friendship. A poignant, heartfelt look at that complex and diverse relationship between a Mother and daughter set amongst the thorny realities of today's divided and extended families.
Eva Jordan is a published short story writer with a degree in English and History. She lives in a small town in Cambridgeshire with her partner Steve and three of their four children whom, she says, are a constant source of inspiration. Her career has been varied but storytelling through the art of writing is her passion. 183 Times A Year is her debut novel.