Publisher's synopsis

The acclaimed story of Faith, a rock singer who lives in Kings Cross and Angel, a dreamy homeless girl. Angel is surrounded by dangers; her fragile hold on life weakened by the violence of a client and her spiralling drug habit. Faith is a born outsider who has an intense commitment to saving Angel due to unresolved events in her own wild life – an eccentric upbringing by a communist aunt, her roller-coaster career as a famous singer, passionate love affairs and the fate of her beloved daughter. Faith Singer both chronicles the powerful friendship between them and celebrates the life of an extraordinary woman and the city she lives in. It was included in an international list of ‘50 Essential Reads by living Writers’ compiled by The Guardian, Orange Prize Committee and the Hay Literary Festival.