Alex didn't realise her mother was a person until she was thirteen years old and she pulled her out of bed, put her in the back of her car, and left home and her dad with no explanations. This novel offers an exploration of identity and a study of the relationship between a mother and her child.
Sara Taylor was born and raised in rural Virginia. She has a BFA from Randolph College and an MA in Prose Fiction from the University of East Anglia. She is currently chipping away at a double-focus PhD in censorship and fiction at UEA. She spends her time between Norwich and Reading. The Shore, her debut novel, was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award and longlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. In 2015, Sara was shortlisted for the Sunday Times/PFD Young Writer of the Year Award.