Set in the 1960/70s. It somehow feels very contemporary. Isobel's mother commits suicide when she is still very young and as she grows to womanhood without her and explores her sexuality, she is still very confused and insecure.
What was happening to her? Making out with boys in her father's car to music no one listened to anymore.
In a Place of Fallen Leaves by Tim Pears
Oranges are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson