From the Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author
comes the poignant and shocking memoir of Cathy s recent
relationship with Tayo, a young boy she fosters whose good
behaviour and polite manners hide a terrible past.
Tayo arrives at Cathy s with only the clothes he stands up in.
He has been brought to her by the police, but he is calm, polite,
and very well spoken, and not at all like the children she normally
fosters. The social worker gives Cathy the forms which should
contain Tayo s history, but apart from his name and age, it is
blank. Tayo has no past.
Tayo is an 'invisible' child, kidnapped from his loving father
in Nigeria and brought illegally to the UK by his drink and drugs
dependent prostitute mother, where he is put to work in a sweat
shop in Central London. When he sustains an injury and is no longer
earning, he is cast out.
When Cathy takes Tayo to school he points out a dozen different
addresses where he has stayed in the last six months, often being
left alone. Tayo lies, and manipulates situations to his own
advantage and Cathy has to be continually on guard. Tayo s social
worker searches all computer databases but there is no record of
Tayo he has only attended school for 3 terms and has never seen a
doctor. He and his mother have been evading the authorities by
living underground .
With his mother recently released from prison, Tayo is desperate
to live with his father in Nigeria, but no one can track him down
or even prove that he exists."
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