Beyond Kidding

by Lynda Clark

Beyond Kidding by Lynda Clark

Published: 31/10/2019
ISBN: 9781912054848
Length: 336
RRP: £8.99
Format: Paperback

A disastrous lie has life-changing consequences.


When Robert decides to impress at a job interview by making up a son, he discovers that maintaining the lie is far harder than he thought – so he invents a story that ‘Brodie’ has been kidnapped.  After all, it’s not like they’re going to find the fake boy.

But a few weeks later, Robert receives a call to collect his nonexistent son from the police station, a boy who looks exactly like the picture he photoshopped…

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This is a remarkable debut, written with great warmth and wit. By turns devastating and hilarious, Lynda Clark’s Beyond Kidding had me from the very start, and it didn’t let me go.’ — Sarah Jackson, author of Pelt and winner of the Seamus Heaney Prize 2013

A dark and quirky debut – funny, sad, thought-provoking and unexpected.’ — Emma D’Costa, Commonwealth Writers

I loved absolutely every moment of this book.’ — Liz, Bookseller at Indigo – Prospero Books

Unique, bizarre, hilarious, poignant and a surprisingly good read! This one stands on its own within a genre that could be more than sci-fi. Everything comes together to become this quite wonderful story.’ — Gary Sharp, Bookseller at The Book Lover Cafe