When she was twenty and working as a political intern, Aviva Grossman had an affair with congressman Aaron Levin. Whilst Levin got off scot-free after news of the affair became public, Aviva became public enemy number one and was forced to move away and change her name to Jane Young. Now, a single mother, Jane has managed to escape the past and forge a new career as a wedding planner but when she runs for public office, her daughter Ruby uncovers the truth of her mum’s history.
Told from the perspective of five of the key female characters, this is a funny, frank and refreshing tale of feminism, family and politics. It’s not your average read but it’s all the more engaging for it. (JC)