Kinnaird Buildings, a tenement block in Waterloo, was once quality. Now ancient and blackened, it houses a fringe community of the feckless, the light-fingered, the addicted, who ignore the thuds and screams, and try to patch something together out of the rags and tatters of their lives. At the centre are Judy, resting from emotional entanglements with men, attempting to resist romantic, wayward Jimmy Raffo; and Loretta, fighting poverty and the brutality of her surroundings.
"Tough and tender ... an excellent first novel." - Victoria Glendinning
February 1988 : UK Hardback
May 2011 : UK Paperback
March 2000 : UK Paperback
October 1989 : UK Paperback