Careless

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Sometimes it’s easy to fall between the cracks. At 3.04pm on a hot, sticky day in June, Bess finds out that she’s pregnant. She could tell her social worker Henry, but he’s useless. She should tell her foster mother, Lisa, but she won’t understand. She really ought to tell Boy, but she hasn’t spoken to him in weeks. Bess knows more than anyone that love doesn’t come without conditions. But this isn’t a love story.

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**Longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction 2022!**

A COSMOPOLITAN, BBC, STYLIST, DAILY MAIL, GOOD HOUSEKEEPING and GUARDIAN BEST BOOK PICK!

Astounding. Heart-breaking but hopeful, and a fresh new voicePANDORA SYKES
‘Moving and beautifully written’ LIBBY PAGE
‘A rare new talent’ THE GUARDIAN
A book that deserves to be a huge hitSTYLIST
‘The literary equivalent of gold dust’ BENJAMIN ZEPHANIAH

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Sometimes it’s easy to fall between the cracks…

At 3.04 p.m. on a hot, sticky day in June, Bess finds out she’s pregnant.

She could tell her social worker Henry, but he’s useless.
She should tell her foster mother, Lisa, but she won’t understand.
She really ought to tell Boy, but she hasn’t spoken to him in weeks.
Bess knows more than anyone that love doesn’t come without conditions.

But this isn’t a love story…

Additional information

Weight 0.237 kg
Dimensions 19.4 × 12.6 × 2.6 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

317

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K