Monday, April 7, 2014

Parenting An Austistic Teen - Compelling Debut Novel By Award-Winning Filmmaker

GENRE: FICTION, WOMEN'S CONTEMPORARY
FORMATS: KINDLE EBOOK, PAPERBACK
PUBLICATION: APRIL 2014
ISBN-13: 978-1497421752 
ISBN-10: 1497421756
ASIN: B00JIAKH56

Launching April 2014

A warm, funny, compellingly assured fiction debut by award-winning filmmaker Tanya Bullock
Jaya, 18, is growing up. To Izzie's alarm, all her daughter wants from life is to get married and have babies. Which creates a moral dilemma for Izzie. How she can continue to protect Jaya whilst at the same time letting her go?  
Life as the single mum of a learning-disabled daughter in a small town in the West Midlands is tough. But the boundless love between Izzie and  her beautiful, sparky daughter is reward enough in itself, fuelling the energy she pours into fighting her child's corner who 'isn't disabled enough' for much professional help beyond education in a college's Special Educational Needs department. 
With little prospect of meaningful employment or continuing education, Izzie wonders if perhaps finding Jaya a 'suitable husband' via an arranged marriage wouldn't be so crazy. It's the common tradition of Jaya's unknown, Indian biological father, after all, and an Indian girl in her class is already betrothed. But Jaya believes her obsessive love for John, a naive young teaching assistant, is reciprocated and it's only a matter of time before they will be married. A disastrous sequence of events unfold until Jaya's teenage fixation on love and marriage turns things around in a way that nobody could have ever foreseen.
This poignant, witty story of a mother's quest to help her learning-disabled daughter find love will appeal to readers of Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-time and Nathan Filer's The Shock Of The Fall.



TANYA BULLOCK is a college lecturer, writer and award-winning filmmaker. She lives in the West Midlands with her husband and two young children.  As a filmmaker, she has gained local recognition, including funding and regional television broadcast, through ITV’s First Cut scheme; two nominations for a Royal Television Society Midlands Award, and, in 2010, a Royal Television Society Award in the category of best promotional film. In 2008, she directed a short drama, Second Honeymoon, which was screened at the Cannes Film Festival. On maternity leave in 2011 and in need of a creative outlet, Tanya began to write That Special Someone, her first novel.

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