Eileen Battersby is well-known as one of our foremost literary critics and for her acclaimed memoir, Ordinary Dogs – A Story of Two Lives. Now she joins us to discuss Teethmarks on My Tongue, her debut novel. In this unusual, darkly funny and beautifully observed coming of age novel, the shocking gunning down of her mother and her destructive relationship with her father sends the teenage narrator Helen on a psychological and physical journey and towards an astute, hard fought, and deserved, maturity.
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