The Crossing book cover
Created: 10th May, 2022

from '211 days before'

My heart

breaks every time I talk to Mama.

It takes all my strength to keep up the lie.

I’m not the only one who does it –

you hear it in every phone call,

the lies

we tell our loved ones,

that all the money

and worry was worth it.


© Manjeet Mann from The Crossing, Penguin Random House


Manjeet Mann - Extract from 211 days before