The Macmillan New Writing (MNW) project mentioned in my previous post launches their first wave of books by new writers on April 7th. Fellow Zoetroper Roger Morris is one of those first authors, with his novel "Taking Comfort." Click on the photo below to visit his website, or click on the link for his blog on my links list to find out more about this exciting publishing venture. Personally, I can't wait to read it!
Rob Saunders just wants to feel safe, but the world is a dangerous place.
What can you do to feel safe in a dangerous world? When Rob Saunders witnesses a young Japanese student commit suicide, he impulsively takes the folder she dropped as she threw herself under a tube train. He finds himself taking souvenirs from a series of tragic or threatening events, at the same time initiating an edgy affair with a work colleague. His behaviour becomes increasingly obsessive. The lines blur between witnessing, seeking out, and initiating tragedy. Things spiral out of control when he discovers a dead body while he's jogging in the woods. Stylistically bold, technically accomplished, this fast-paced pageturner explores the anxieties and survival strategies of a post-9/11 world.