My Fault

The Saga of Chatham Jack
By Billy Childish

July 1996
Paperback | 140 x 210 mm | 356 pages

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Born into the emerging middle classes of the 1950s, Billy Childish takes us on a nightmarish voyage through a blighted childhood which culminates in his being sexually abused by a friend of the family. Stumbling onward into adolescence he exposes his desperate attempts to make sense of a world distorted by alcohol, bullies and yes-men.

This striking first novel, or “creative confession”, is at turns hilarious and harrowing. Laced with lines of unforgettable poetry, it is that rare and wonderful thing – a book which had to be written.