By Michael Bailey
Michael Bailey’s new novel charts the unsettling and robust tale of 1 younger man’s slide right into a careworn reality.
‘I were highly encouraged by means of JD Salinger – The Catcher within the Rye,’ observes Edinburgh writer Michael. ‘I take pleasure in utilizing the 1st individual narrative and this variety works good with An Hour within the Darkness.’
Michael’s novel starts off while his narrator, Franklin, suffers a bang on his head that jars his grab on fact. Franklin starts his determined trip via his domestic city in his seek of affection, forgiveness and figuring out. He reveals convenience in conversations along with his younger sister Jenny – yet as he finds himself to be a hugely unreliable narrator, we needs to ask if Jenny exists or is in basic terms a figment of his brain?
Franklin is more and more wasting contact with truth while, opposed to the backdrop of an area landmark he meets a guy he believes to be God. This stranger tells of his personal son who had comparable difficulties and in his expanding confusion Franklin believes the fellow is likening him to Jesus. As Franklin’s lifestyles spirals extra uncontrolled his behaviour turns into ever extra erratic, culminating in his touching, scary makes an attempt to win the affections of market-girl Ronnie, who's interested and anxious in flip through this unusual, humorous, ailing younger man.
Dealing with such common issues as loss, love, guilt, forgiveness, relationships and psychological future health, this is often an unsettling, yet robust, novel so that it will attract readers of books equivalent to The surprise of the autumn.
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