Touching, funny and poetic first novel exploring the troubled borderland between childhood and adolescence through the eyes of an eleven-year-old boy in rural West Wales.
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A beautiful meditation on childhood... and a panacea for a cynical age ( The Times)
You'll find yourself seduced by the quiet power of the Welshman's prose, the subtlety of his narrative technique, with its onion-skin layers of meaning, sympathy and revelation ( Time Out)
Touching, humorous and poetic ( Literary Review)
Brook's debut is one of quiet miracles... implictly in the marvellous way he is able to convince us of the power of faith ( Sunday Times)
The accomplished patterns and Brook's easy style form a readable and poetic first novel ( Guardian)
Subtle and sublime. Brook's novel is far out of the ordinary run... ( Western Mail)
As fresh as spring water ( Daily Telegraph)
WINNER OF A BETTY TRASK AWARD
Everything in Taliesin Jones’ life has suddenly become uncertain. His mother has left home with her hairdresser, his father talks to the wall, and his brother won’t talk at all. At school, Julie Dyer blows confusing smoke rings at him and Hoop the Mental says there is no God. When Taliesin tries to find this out for sure no-one seems to have the answer – no-one except Billy Evans, an old man with an exceptional and miraculous talent.
“Not just an impressive first novel – an impressive any novel … in short, a healing read”
MICHAEL CARSON, author of 'Sucking Sherbet Lemons'
“The accomplished patterns and Brook’s easy style form a readable and poetic first novel”
“A touching novel, humorous and poetic … as competent and assured as the publisher’s claim”
“A beautiful meditation on childhood … Brook’s voice has been plucked from the babbling tongues of his country and made new”
RUSSELL CELYN JONES, 'The Times'
“Very upright, very moral, very entertaining … you’ll find yourself seduced by the quiet power of the Welshman’s prose, the subtlety of his narrative technique, with its onion-skin layers of meaning, sympathy and revelation”
“Subtle and sublime, Brook’s first novel is far out of the ordinary run. It seems a more sensible generation of writer is struggling to assert itself”
“An astounding debut novel … moving, poignant, humorous, always spot on”
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