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Told with Kathy Lette's razor-sharp wit, this is a funny, quirky and tender story of a mother's love for her son - and of a love affair that has no chance of running smoothly.

Meet Merlin. He's Julia's bright, beautiful son - who just happens to be autistic. Since Merlin's father, the reserved, cerebral workaholic Jeremy, left them in the lurch shortly after Merlin's diagnosis, Julia has made Merlin the centre of her world. Struggling with the joys and tribulations of raising her adorable yet challenging son, Julia doesn't have room for any other man in her life... so why bother trying to find one? When Julia realises she's becoming increasingly cynical about life in general, she finally resolves to dip a toe back into the world of dating. Things don't go quite to plan, yet just as Julia is resolved to a life of singledom once more, the most imperfectly perfect man for her and her son lands on her doorstep. But then, so does Jeremy, begging for forgiveness and a second chance...

Reviews

The Boy Who Fell to Earth is an engaging novel about the love between a mother and son....as good as anything Lette has written.

Sunday Times

Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780552776820

    April 16, 2013

    Black Swan

    400 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • EBook

    9781409031543

    March 1, 2012

    Transworld Digital

    400 pages

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Also by Kathy Lette

Best Laid Plans
Puberty Blues
After the Blues
Courting Trouble
Love Is Blind
Altar Ego
Nip 'N' Tuck
Mad Cows
Foetal Attraction
Men: A User's Guide
Because I am a Girl
To Love, Honour And Betray

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Crimes of the Father
Into the Water
Best Laid Plans
Night School
The Woolgrower's Companion
The Traitorâ??s Girl
After You
Lake Hill
The Light Between Oceans
Congo Dawn
The Handmaid's Tale
Anything Is Possible
Dunstan
Outlander
Men Without Women
The Good Mother
The French Perfumer
The Mistress
The Course Of Love
Seven Types of Ambiguity