Pearl by Jo Knowles
Jo Knowles has an amazing gift for writing emotionally raw, true characters. I adored Pearl, aka Bean. I adored Henry. I adored Sally. I adored Gus.
This book wowed me on so many levels. I loved the attention to detail that put me right there in that kitchen, on that sofa, under that bed, in that boat, drinking that vodka.
A gem of a book. (My favorite of Jo's, and I love them all!)