A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You by Amy Bloom

A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You

Amy Bloom

Sad, intense and sometimes moving short stories of illness and infidelity, bereavement and sex change ops. But it's not all doom and gloom - there's a clever balance between hope and hopelessness with richly drawn characters who left me wanting to know what happened next.

Extract

My father was a madly friendly, kissy, unreliable drunk when I was a little boy, and a successful, dependable musician and father after he met Julia. Once she became my mother, I never worried about him, I never hid again from that red-eyed, wet-lipped stranger, but I did occasionally miss the old drunk.

Parallels
  • Not the End of the World by Kate Atkinson
  • The Illusionist by Dinitia Smith