A Booker Prize-Winning Author
Life touches everyone the same. But living under lockdown, it changes us alone. In these 10 short stories, Booker Prize winner Roddy Doyle paints a collective portrait of our strange times. A man wanders the streets of Newcastle as news of the virus asks him to question his next move. An exhausted nurse loses a much-loved patient in isolation. A middle-aged son is barred from his mother's funeral. Told with Doyle's signature warmth, wit, and eye for the richness that underpins our lives, Life Without Children cuts to the heart of how we are all navigating loss, loneliness, and the shifting of history underneath our feet.