Caring lover with good daddy skills needed before imminent breakdown.
Maria is twenty-nine years old. She is a single mother and lives on a council estate in Manchester. She's also a chronic day-dreamer. One day she'd like to marry a beautiful man with a huge income to look after her and Jack, her nine-year old son.
The only problem is that current boyfriend Idris, a chickpea-loving vegan eco-warrior, has turned his back on career ladders. Nor does he believe in monogamy. And so Maria finds herself juggling one, two, three, four lovers of her own . . .
When Damien, Jack's abusive father who threatened to kill Maria more times than she can care to remember, makes an unwelcome reappearance, she gets a wake-up call. Will Maria find a wonderful father figure for Jack by the time she turns thirty?
A surprisingly funny memoir, Single Mother on the Verge is a seductive and extremely moving read with heartbreaking and unexpected consequences.