Westerly It’s both fascinating and admirable the way that Steed moves seamlessly...from eldest to youngest, parent to child, focusing on the lives of each individual while still maintaining that essence of a family nucleus.
Australian Book Review (Paywall) Interwoven short story collections are often at their best when they offer multiple perspectives on the same event. Laurie Steed does this well in his début novel You Belong Here, as he captures the life of a single family through the multiplicity of its members.
Kill Your Darlings In this book, just like in the real world, belonging is an imperfect and ever-changing experience.
A book that at its beginning I thought of as just another novel about a dysfunctional family surprised me with its insights, warmth, relevance to us all, and above all, its writing pizzazz. Well-worth reading.