Smash all the Windows
Smash all the Windows, the eighth novel from Jane Davis, won The Selfies Book Award 2019.
It was also a finalist in the 2018 IAN Book of the Year Awards
It has taken conviction to right the wrongs.
It will take courage to learn how to live again.
‘A dazzling high wire walk through interwoven strands balanced so carefully you know you’ll never fall.’ Dan Holloway, novelist, poet and spoken word artist.
For the families of the victims of the St Botolph and Old Billingsgate disaster, the undoing of a miscarriage of justice should be a cause for rejoicing. For more than thirteen years, the search for truth has eaten up everything. Marriages, families, health, careers and finances.
Finally, the coroner has ruled that the crowd did not contribute to their own deaths. Finally, now that lies have been unravelled and hypocrisies exposed, they can all get back to their lives.
If only it were that simple.
Tapping into the issues of the day, Davis delivers a highly charged work of metafiction, a compelling testament to the human condition and the healing power of art.
Written with immediacy, style and an overwhelming sense of empathy, Smash all the Windows will be enjoyed by readers of How to Paint a Dead Man by Sarah Hall and How to be Both by Ali Smith.
‘Just fricking perfect. An all-round triumph.’ John Hudspith
‘This is an astounding read. I was completely captivated.’ Liz Carr
‘A portrait of grief and loss with immense emotional depth.’ Being Anne
‘This fictional disaster echoes with real emotions. I read it twice and believed every word.’ J J Marsh
‘Jane Davis has quickly become one of my favourite authors and Smash all the Windows confirms exactly why!’ Bronwyn Kotze
Cover design by Andrew Candy based on original artwork by Vasyl Helevachuk and Elegeyda @ Dreamstime and Borchee @ iStock.
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