Man at the Helm (Paperback)

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A New York Times Notable Book of 2015

From the writer of the hugely acclaimed Love, Nina comes a sharply funny debut novel about a gloriously eccentric family.

Soon after her parents' separation, nine-year-old Lizzie Vogel moves with her siblings and newly single mother to a tiny village in the English countryside, where the new neighbors are horrified by their unorthodox ways and fatherless household. Lizzie's theatrical mother only invites more gossip by spending her days drinking whiskey, popping pills, and writing plays. The one way to fit in, the children decide, will be to find themselves a new man at the helm.

The first novel from a remarkably gifted writer with a voice all her own, MAN AT THE HELM is a hilarious and occasionally heart-breaking portrait of childhood in an unconventional family.

About the Author

Nina Stibbe is the author of Love, Nina A Nanny Writes Home. She lives in Cornwall with her partner and two children. Man at the Helm is her first novel.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780316286701
ISBN-10: 0316286702
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Publication Date: January 5th, 2016
Pages: 336
Language: English