The Secret Baby Room

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Barbican Press, 2016 - English fiction - 285 pages
Discover this bravest new British writing talent, taking on themes of poverty and abuse in gritty urban Manchester. The book is a vivid journey into the life of Clare, her own career stalled to follow her husband, longing for a child. She has had a miscarriage. On a high floor of an abandoned tower block she sees a woman feeding a baby. Her investigations take her into childhood trauma, ancient abuse, corruption at the highest level. It's a personal journey in which a woman takes on the world to save it.

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About the author (2016)

In 2006, Edinburgh-born D.D. Johnston quit working at a Manchester coach station to chase the dream of becoming a writer. One scrap of the dream existed - the start of a story inspired by derelict council housing in Hulme. With the publication of this third novel, D.D. Johnston finally tells the story that started it all.

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