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An Unchoreographed Life

(2014)
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Thought-provoking fiction from an award-winning author

"An extraordinary level of emotion brought on by some superb storytelling." The Cult Den

A single mother's life pirouettes out of control

Little pigs have big ears. And even bigger imaginations. At six years old, Belinda Brabbage has amassed a wealth of wisdom and secret worries. She knows where to hide in Worlds End, how to zap monsters with her pig-shaped torch and why never to accept a lift from a stranger - even if he does offer Fizzy Fish.

She works things out for herself as Mummy doesn't like to be plagued with questions. But when Mummy isn't concentrating, she drops nuggets of information. Belinda collects every single one, sure that a pattern will emerge to tell her how she fits in. It's only a matter of time.

Time is Alison's enemy. A struggling single mother trying to change her life, she watches her self-imposed ultimatums slip by. Day to day, hand to mouth, they survive. But there is one clock she cannot re-set. Belinda is growing up. Soon she'll recognise the prima ballerina in the scrapbook. She'll understand who her mother could have been, what she does now and why she has so many 'uncles'.

With options running out, Alison consults a blind clairvoyant, whose visions of pelicans and bookshelves appear to herald change. A chance meeting with an affluent couple affords a glimpse of the life Alison desperately wants for her daughter. But can their offer of friendship be trusted?

This unflinching novel of a desperate mother's choices is populated with flawed human beings, beneath whose tumultuous lives lie deeply buried secrets.

"Davis also has an incredible knack for making everything count. Each moment in every chapter had meaning, was meant to be there, and was strong even if I didn't know it at the time." - Annie McCracken, Goodreads

"... a brilliant novel with some wonderful characters, unusual in its subject matter" - Amazon reviewer

Praise for the Author

'Davis is a phenomenal writer, whose ability to create well rounded characters that are easy to relate to feels effortless.' Compulsion Reads

'That Jane Davis is an important new writer is a given.' Grady Harp

'Jane is an excellent storyteller and writes very unusual tales that are hard to put down.'

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Paperback Editions

August 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: An Unchoreographed Life
Author(s): Jane Davis
ISBN: 0-9932776-3-2 / 978-0-9932776-3-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Rossdale Print Productions
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April 2014 : USA Paperback
Title: An Unchoreographed Life
Author(s): Jane Davis
ISBN: 1-4973-1433-X / 978-1-4973-1433-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Kindle Editions

April 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: An Unchoreographed Life
Author(s): Jane Davis
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