The Time is Now, Monica Sparrow
Paperback | Mar 2019 | Transit Lounge | 9781925760170 | 288pp | 229x152mm | Forthcoming | GEN | AUD$29.99, NZD$34.99
adrift by loss, Monica Sparrow is marooned in her semi in Neasden, the
so-called ‘loneliest village in London’, her home stuffed with nothing she
needs. Is it time for her to finally get her house in order? Can she isolate
what really matters, and clear the junk? And while it’s too late for her family
to be as they were, can Monica fashion an entirely new one, from the
unlikeliest set of contenders?
Monica’s sister, Diane, already a right piece of work and looking to take it up a notch, seems lost to Monica forever. But a few unexpected diversions see her careering in a most unanticipated direction. Xavier, a master of minimalism, discards people as easily as any other clutter. An editor at a prestigious publishing house, he’s lumbered with Monica — a wannabe writer spectacularly different from any he’s previously encountered.
Having lived virtually family-free into adulthood, Jamie suddenly acquires Monica and Diane as elder sisters, and a job, a proper one. Used to living on the margins and unfamiliar with group dynamics, this proverbial black sheep might just become the most improbable anchor.
isolated people. Thrown together by family and circumstance. A humorous and heart
warming story of second chances and new beginnings.
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