Gareth Murphy, author of “Cowboys and Indies: The Epic History of the Record Industry” (published by Serpents Tail)
Having already lost his mother and only brother, twenty-four-year-old Will Boast finds himself absolutely alone when his father dies of alcoholism. Numbly settling the matters of his father's estate, Boast stumbles upon documents revealing a secret his father had intended to keep: He’d had another family before Will's—a wife and two sons in England.
Will transforms the pain and confusion of his family history into an achingly poignant portrait of resilience, revising the stories he's inherited to refashion both his past and his present. Heartbreaking and luminous, Epilogue is the stunning account of a young man’s struggle to understand all that he has lost and found, and to forge a new life for himself along the way.
Louisa Cameron of Raven Books bookshop runs book groups and clubs for people of all ages. She has chosen the book ‘Quarantine’ by Jim Crace as a ‘great read’ and she’s in studio to discuss it.
10:04 is the new book by American poet, novelist, essayist and critic Ben Lerner. Focusing on the events and relationships of a year in the life of an author trying to fulfil his contract by expanding a short story into a novel, the book explores the many ways in which we use fiction to organize our realities.
Mary McGill reviews “The Thing About Prague” by Rachael Weiss, her second memoir about living in that city (published by Allen & Unwin)
Presenter: Seán Rocks