“That phone call was the worst fear of any parent.” Six years ago, Yvvette Edwards’s 19-year-old stepson was the victim of an unprovoked knife attack. He survived, but the incident opened her eyes to an issue she could no longer ignore.
This experience inspired the Booker longlisted author’s latest novel, The Mother.
“Waiting to hear from Colin, I felt devastated and powerless. Then I felt guilty: as Nat is his mother’s only child and my husband’s only son, they were the most important people in all of this.”
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