Netty Small is one of four siblings of dysfunctional parents forced together into unsuitable matrimony by the moral constraints of the early 60s, who discover, too late, that their union is toxic.Growing up in the industrial town of Huddersfield in northern England in the mid-seventies, Netty gradually realises that her home life is not like those of her school friends.Netty uncomplainingly takes ...
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Publisher: Endeavour Media (January 10, 2016)
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The main character's journey from feeling unloved and unwanted to being a whole person was a beautiful transition to follow. Heartbreaking at times, the author managed to convey feelings we all, as humans being, feel as we grow up and figure out who ...
demeaning of household tasks, whilst she and her brothers live in constant fear of their unpredictable mother, who appears to have attempted to take her own life.With a mentally fragile mother, Netty is buoyed up by her faith in her dad and his hoped-for revolution.Harry Small is a dreamer, a jack of all trades and indulges himself in ‘get rich quick’ schemes.He inscribes in his children a sense of determination and a work ethic which ensures that they will be successful in the future, despite their humble origins.But as Netty moves from childhood into her teens, changes in her family dynamics, both emotional and physical, trouble her immensely.As her family as knew it is annihilated and with the presence of her father’s new woman, Julie, Netty takes her first tentative steps into the grown-up world.What Netty learns along the way will prepare her for a life and family of her own, and will create for her a foundation upon which to build her future...This is a story of survival and strength; a coming of coming of age story in which an impoverished girl experiences a rude awakening into life.April Miller is a sociology teacher. A Life of Her Own is her first novel.