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New Review for Sitting Ducks, the novel

Sitting Ducks cover for website 1Catherine Burgass – Reader of English at Staffordshire University says of Lisa Blower’s Sitting Ducks:
I invite you to meet the Mintons – the once-proud backbone of industrial England – bowed, but not quite broken. Set in Stoke – the Potteries – once a hive of industry, now a site of social and economic deprivation, this is a story both painful and heart-warming. Lisa Blower pulls no punches in her portrait of three generations battling a system which is itself creaking under the strain. She leavens political critique and personal tragedy with humour, empathy and a certain postmodern artfulness, breathing new life into the tradition of working-class writing.

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