When to Walk (Paperback)

By Rebecca Gowers

Canongate Us, 9781841959467, 235pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2007

List Price: 14.00*
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When Ramble's husband calls her an autistic vampire and abruptly ends their marriage over lunch, she isn't quite sure what to do. She has no rent money, a looming deadline for work, and new neighbors who seem to have involved her in petty crime. Faced with the dissolution of a life she hadn't really wanted, Ramble takes stock of what she has left. In Rebecca Gowers's sharp debut, Ramble begins to reconsider everything her screwy family and unreliable but loyal friends have taught her so far. She spends a week taking apart her life and deciding which parts she wants to keep. When to Walk is a disarmingly honest portrayal of a young woman coming into her own--lit with hope, rich in magnificent characters, and hilariously wise.