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Mister Spoonface by Paul Blaney

Publication date: 19th November 2015perf5.000x8.000.indd

Available in paperback and ebook

‘A fascinating novel exploring responsibility, desire and the very stuff of existence with verve and sensitivity’ Heidi James, author of Wounding

‘A thought-provoking exploration of relationships, obsession and what it means to be a father’ Justine Roberts, CEO of Mumsnet

‘A timely and thought-provoking read… Recommended for the quality of the writing and the tensity of the plot realisation’ Jackie Laws, Never Imitate

‘A provocative read that forces the reader to question their own assumptions about parenthood, reproduction and the responsibility involved in forging and maintaining emotional connections. As we follow Fred’s journey into obsession, we are forced to look deep into ourselves’ Rebekah Lattin-Rawstrone, author of Home 


Fred Pooley feels as though there’s a gaping hole inside him, somewhere between his heart and his stomach. Since returning to London after six years in Hong Kong, he’s been drifting; a new job and a new girlfriend do little to fill the gap. Meeting up with his first love Sally and her baby daughter sets him musing about children. He never thought he wanted kids; now suddenly he can’t stop thinking about becoming a father. An attempt to connect with the father who deserted him only leaves him more bereft. Presented with a chance to discover a ‘family’ of his own, Fred crosses a line into a world of dark obsession.

A thoroughly modern novel about family and what it means to be a parent.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Paul Blaney is a writer, freelance journalist and writer in residence at Rutgers University, New Jersey. Paul’s exquisite novella The Anchoress was the second book published by Red Button.

READ A SAMPLE: Chapter One


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Mister Spoonface is a great read for your book club. And we’ve put everything you’ll need for a lively discussion including suggested questions for discussion, an interview with the author, food and drink suggestions and a song playlist. 

Mister Spoonface Book Club Pack

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