Alba Arikha was born and raised in Paris. Her previous books include Soon (CB Editions), Muse (Pan Macmillan) and Walking on Ice (Pan Macmillan). She has an MFA from Columbia University and lives in London.
'This is a fiercely honest and compelling account of what it is to grow up in an artistic household...' John Banville; 'An unusually affecting book about the rage and rebellion of a stormy adolescence... I read it straight through in a single sitting - unable to stop.' Paul Auster; 'This is a truly remarkable book.' Edmund de Waal