Laura Lexx. Copyright: Karla Gowlett
Laura Lexx

Laura Lexx

  • English
  • Writer and stand-up comedian

Pivot

By Laura Lexx

The debut novel from comedian and social media sensation Laura Lexx.

58-year-old Jackie Douglas thinks she has everything she wants - kids, grandchildren, and a comfortable retirement with her husband, Steve. Until one afternoon she comes home to find Steve packing a bag and her comfortable life suddenly moves out of bounds.

Her best friend Ros, a law firm boss with an appetite for life, laughter and (just the right amount of) wine, immediately leaps in to help Jackie back to her feet but soon finds herself feeling second best to Jackie's other priorities.

Their barmaid/friend/wine protégé Jay is back home with her mum at nearly 30. Brilliant. After losing her job in London she's returned, working in the pub job she thought she'd left behind at 18.

In tipsy search of something - anything - new, they wind up the leaders of a ramshackle, barely functional netball team: The Skids.

Facing confusing exes, divorce, betrayals, financial woes and more, Jackie, Ros and Jay are about to discover that finding your team might just be the key to turning things around...

First published: Thursday 23rd June 2022

  • Published: Thursday 8th June 2023
  • Publisher: Two Roads
  • Pages: 304
  • Catalogue: 9781529348262

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