John Alex Taylor

Late 2024

Angels and Blackbirds

about this book

Every morning, Mam tells Emmy to brush her teeth and not swallow the toothpaste. Until the morning Mam doesn’t wake up. And at thirty-six, Emmy steps out of the shadows.

Emmy has always lived with her mother, who has made every decision in her life. Emmy’s deep empathy with the people around her covers her lack of comprehension, and she simply doesn’t know how to make choices. But all that changes when her mother dies, because Rachel, Beth, Alice and their friends trust her. They help her take her true place as their equal.

Emmy tells the story with Rachel, who is happy to let Emmy take care of her whenever she feels fragile. Life for Emmy becomes a whole new adventure.