One of my favourite British authors, Mike Gayle is back with a new book in 2018 called ‘The Man I Think I Know’.
What the back cover says –
Whatever happens to those kids at school who are always being tipped to be stars in adult life?
Danny Morgan and James McManus – rivals for top honours in everything throughout their school years in Birmingham.
Whatever their friends and teachers might have expected, neither Danny nor James is currently running the country.
Depressed and unemployed, Danny is facing an ultimatum from his girlfriend Maya: if he doesn’t get out and get a job, she’s leaving.
It was an accident that changed James’s life and now he is looked after affectionately by his parents. But his sister Martha believes that the role of full-time carers is destroying their lives – and infantilising her brother.
She suggests that James should go into a respite home while her parents take a break.
The respite home, as it turns out, where Danny has just got a job.
What is the path that has brought these two people to this unexpected place, and where will it take them next?
I’ve been so lucky to have received a proof copy of the book and I have spent the last couple of days reading this warm hearted story and I have to say that I am truly loving it so far.
You can pre-order The Man I Think I Know from Amazon and will be available to buy from good bookshops from 19th April 2018.