By Michael Bailey
Michael Bailey’s new novel charts the unsettling and strong tale of 1 younger man’s slide right into a harassed reality.
‘I were highly encouraged by way of JD Salinger – The Catcher within the Rye,’ observes Edinburgh writer Michael. ‘I get pleasure from utilizing the 1st individual narrative and this sort works good with An Hour within the Darkness.’
Michael’s novel starts off whilst his narrator, Franklin, suffers a bang on his head that jars his snatch on fact. Franklin starts off his determined trip via his domestic city in his seek of affection, forgiveness and realizing. He unearths convenience in conversations together 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 afflicted brain?
Franklin is more and more wasting contact with fact while, opposed to the backdrop of a neighborhood landmark he meets a guy he believes to be God. This stranger tells of his personal son who had related difficulties and in his expanding confusion Franklin believes the guy is likening him to Jesus. As Franklin’s lifestyles spirals additional 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 apprehensive in flip through this unusual, humorous, unwell younger man.
Dealing with such common issues as loss, love, guilt, forgiveness, relationships and psychological future health, this can be an unsettling, yet strong, novel so one can attract readers of books corresponding to The surprise of the autumn.
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An Hour in the Darkness by Michael Bailey