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Scary Dad

J. Robert Lennon, 10 May 2018

My Absolute Darling 
by Gabriel Tallent.
Fourth Estate, 432 pp., £12.99, August 2017, 978 0 00 818521 3
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Elmet 
by Fiona Mozley.
John Murray, 311 pp., £8.99, March 2018, 978 1 4736 7649 7
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... to the job, and taught skills typically taken up by boys. Although it’s through Daniel that Mozley invites us to think about gender, he is presented to us as a solved problem, a case study. Cathy, heterosexual and cis-gender, will be asked to protect home and family when Daddy runs into trouble. The daddy in question, a brooding outdoorsman and ...

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