The Guardian's Not The Booker Prize Longlist

The Weight of Small Things has been longlisted on the Guardian's Not The Booker Prize Award. Voting closes 16 August.

 

 

BOOKS

THE WEIGHT OF SMALL THINGS

The weight of small things is my debut novel. It tells the story of nine-year-old Frankie Appleton, who returns home from a birthday party to find her mother dead. The police suspect suicide, but Frankie knows there's more to it. And she thinks she knows who did it. In a world of busy adults, she just has to find a way to prove it. The book is a delicately brutal exploration of what lies behind closed doors, and of the secrets and lies that form the fabric of every family.

 

The Weight of Small Things