Arms Wide Open is a poignant and bitingly funny tale of a family suspended in a cyclone of turmoil.
Jack and Meredith are non-identical twins; the only similarity between them is their lives rapidly falling apart. Jack s high-flying career in advertising has crashed and burned. Meredith s world is also crumbling a decomposing yogurt in her fridge now a symbol of her failed marriage. Her children, Jemima and Luke, offer little support, too consumed with the worlds of online dating and amateur taxidermy.
All their lives, Jack and Meredith believed their father to be dead. One day, a throwaway comment leads Jack to question this, but with their mother fading ever-deeper into the grip of dementia, answers are hard to come by. As revelations start to untangle, the twins soon learn that what you seek is not always what you find
Tom Winter delights with a deadpan turn of phrase - Daily Mail
This is a bittersweet joy of a book. - Hello! Magazine