Truestory tells the blackly comic tale of Alice who is struggling to raise her son on the isolated farm he refuses to leave. Sam has Asperger’s and an inner world hidden from his parents.
Alice’s marriage to Duncan is failing and their farm verging on bankruptcy. Alice longs for the outside world, but everything changes when her husband brings home the mysterious Larry who has a plan to save them all.
Truestory was inspired by my experiences raising my daughter, Nina, who is autistic. Nina and I campaign for increased acceptance of autism. We have done events talking about books, writing and ‘life with autism’ in Edinburgh Central Library, Kilmarnock’s Dick Institute, Waterstones on Princes Street and the Scottish Parliament.
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