Keeping the House

by Tice Cin

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    Fiction

    Paperback

    9781913505080

    Published by And Other Stories

    Published September 2021

    Books > Fiction > Staff Picks

    Cabbages.

    The Turkish variety are prized for their enlarged leaf bud, that’s where we put the heroin.

    There’s a stash of heroin waiting to be imported, and no one seems sure what to do with it…

    But Ayla’s a gardener, and she has a plan. Offering a fresh and funny take on the machinery of the North London heroin trade, Keeping the House lifts the lid on a covert world thriving just beneath notice: not only in McDonald’s queues and men’s clubs, but in spotless living rooms and whispering kitchens. Spanning three generations, this is the story of the women who keep their family – and their family business – afloat, juggling everything from police surveillance to trickier questions of community, belonging and love.

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