Jean Harley Was Here
By Heather Taylor Johnson
It’s beautiful and bittersweet, with a rhythm that is compelling. A book that requires time to read, a cosy couch and an appreciation of the small things.
Jean Harley – wife, mother, lover, dancer – is a shining light in the lives of those who know and love her. But when tragedy strikes, what becomes of the people she leaves behind? Her devoted husband, Stan, is now a single father to their young son, Orion. Her best friends, Neddy and Viv, find their relationship unravelling at the seams. And Charley, the ex-con who caused it all, struggles to reconcile his past crimes with his present mistakes. Life without Jean will take some getting used to, but her indelible imprint remains.
Jean Harley Was Here is a touching and original exploration of love, relationships, and the ways in which we need each other.