Four-year-old Danny lives with his mother, Natalie, in a small Sussex town. Life is a struggle and when they are threatened with a benefits sanction, salvation appears in the form of a Job Centre employee called Karen. But Karen’s impact is to reach far beyond this one generous gesture, as she and Natalie embark on an intense relationship.
Told in the voice of an intelligent, passionate and unusual child, Tale of a Tooth is an immersive and compelling look at the impact of domestic abuse on a vulnerable family unit.
Lauren Parsons, commissioning editor for Legend Press, said ‘Allie’s first novel, Little Gold, was a tremendously sensitive and gripping story of growing up and the risks and rewards of adulthood. With Tale Of A Tooth, Allie Rogers has created a unique and memorable narrator, who tells an important story with resonance for anyone who has ever found themselves in a situation from which escape seems impossible”.
Allie Rogers was born and raised in Brighton. Her short fiction has been published in several magazines and anthologies including Bare Fiction, Queer in Brighton and The Salt Anthology of New Writing. She has performed at local live literature events including the Charleston Small Wonder Flash Fiction Slam, which she won in 2014.