Get Up Mum
by Justin Heazlewood
✅ Editor: Affirm Press
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It was in 1992 in Burnie, Tasmania and 12-year-old Justin, lives alone with his motherWhen she’s good, Mom’s perfect.She knows he likes raw carrots and cooled toast, and she knows how to soothe his growing pains.But when she’s sick she cries uncontrollably and has never got out of bed.High school is on the horizon, and Justin is the bursting teenager’s energyBut his mother is a mental illness hanging over him like a shadow and he feels the need to grow up fastSaid with the exuberance of youth, Get Mommy is madly endearing, fun and incredibly powerful memory about love, family, and transition to adulthood
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