What happens when a mother's love isn't enough? You're eight years old. An only child. You love your parents, but you're convinced you're not enough for your mother because she fosters other people's kids. You've learnt to cope, but then a boy called Robert arrives, and he and your Mum seem to connect in a way you never have. You hate him for it.
Jon Bauer was born in Surrey but now lives in Australia. He has written short stories and plays for stage and radio. Rocks in the Belly is his first novel.
"'Gripping reading... This is a largely tragic book, but it speaks in a mesmerising voice a brutal truth about the intensity of family relationships' (Sunday Telegraph) 'Intelligent and funny' (J M Coetzee) 'Bauer tells his dark, psychological story obliquely and with dramatic precision... What dazzles most is Bauer's eye for physical and emotional detail.' (Sydney Morning Herald)"