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Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780349016979

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When your past is a lie, who are you?

‘Provocative, moving and timely’ Mail on Sunday

‘Angry and engaged’ Sunday Times

‘So perceptive and clever… I read Trespass in one go’ Cathy Rentzenbrink

‘As political as it is personal, both moving and psychologically fascinating’ Sadie Jones

As a teenager, Tess falls into environmental activism – and the arms of a charismatic older protester. When he suddenly disappears, leaving her pregnant and alone, her happiness is shattered. Slowly, though, she rebuilds a life for herself and her daughter Mia.

It is not until Mia is nearly thirteen that she starts to question what her mother has always told her about her father and his past. Meanwhile Tess must confront suspicions of her own about the man she loved and lost. As mother and daughter pull apart, the certainties of memory and history begin to unravel and a single shocking question emerges: who was he?


A magnificent, nuanced and intricate novel. Trespass is as political as it is personal, both moving and psychologically fascinating
Sadie Jones
A novel about love -- and state-sanctioned impunity ... Paranoid fantasy or reality? Brilliant, chilling
Helena Kennedy QC
Provocative, moving and timely
Hephzibah Anderson, Mail on Sunday
I read Trespass in one go. So perceptive and clever. All the excitement of a thriller with the depth of a literary novel
Cathy Rentzenbrink
As memorable for her sharp and even funny social observation as it is for the powerful outrage that drives it
Phil Baker, Sunday Times
Some characters pull you in from the off and that's exactly how I felt about Tess, a young climate activist who becomes pregnant by an older man who isn't who he says he is
Good Housekeeping