Like many migrants from Europe in the 1950s Mother could not speak English. The women who lived thought that time suffered hardship due to lack of language and work skills.

This powerful gripping emotionally charged narrative provides insights of a family who have experiences that will shake each family to the core…. People who themselves are migrants or who have experienced the death of a partner at an early age.. or who have a parent with mental illness will instantly identify with the situation in Calel.

Absolutely engrossing, I was compelled to read on through this story because it was so personal and real.

The writing grabbed me by the throat and pulled me unresisting into the narrative. I was hooked from the first words and by the end of the third chapter when yet another shocking element entered the narrative, I was panting for more…