Ootlin: A memoir Signed & Dedicated Edition
Published:13th Aug '26
Only available to order until 24th August 2023 at 10:00am, and will dispatch around 13th August 2026
The government told a story about me before I was born.
Jenni Fagan was property of the state before birth. She drew her first breath in care and by the age of seven, she had lived in fourteen different homes and had changed name multiple times.
Twenty years after her first attempt to write this powerful memoir, Jenni is finally ready to share her account. Ootlin is a journey through the broken UK care system - it is one of displacement and exclusion, but also of the power of storytelling. It is about the very human act of making meaning from adversity.
'Beautiful, deep, dangerous, transfixing . . .it will burn a home in your heart, it has in mine. Read every word of every page. Turn them carefully. Jenni Fagan is made of fire and spirit. From start to finish I could not put it down. Close the door. Sit down now. Read Ootlin. Read' LEMN SISSAY
'Essential reading, life changing, I couldn't stop reading once I started . . . Unbelievably brave. Beautiful , earth shattering and unforgettable. A truly rare talent' SAMANTHA MORTON
Dimensions: 222mm x 138mm x 50mm