How Not to Drown in a Glass of Water by Angie Cruz


This is about as unique as you can get! Cara lost her factory job and her benefits have expired – the whole novel is a one-sided series of interviews with a welfare department employee who is assisting her with getting another job and assessing whether she’s eligible for further benefits.

Sounds pretty dull, eh? Well, it’s anything but. Cara is a natural story teller and a rare voice in fiction. She’s from a poor background, her landlord is trying to break her tenancy agreement as the area has been gentrified, and her son left home. Lots of stories to tell.

Highly recommend for readers who like something that little bit different.

Book supplied by Netgalley for an honest review.

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