Well, that time of year is fast approaching and I’m battling with that whole “but you’re an atheist, you don’t do Christmas” part of me again …
… okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration—for, in truth, I do indeed do Christmas (in my own ungodly way) and love, among other things, the opportunity it provides to shamelessly flog a few more books.
And, so, this post is by way of a quick introduction to my work, for those of you who haven’t yet had chance to check it out, in the hope that you might see something you like and take pity on a poor, starving wordsmith (that’s me, just in case there’s any doubt).
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For Sonny Moore, writer and family man, chance discovery and the force of untethered past are about to impact on his life in ways both unimaginable and profound. Faced with events he cannot explain, and those he does not even wish to contemplate, his world and the worlds of those closest to him spiral down into a realm of need and hurt, where ghosts walk – and occasionally resemble those closest to him.
It was a time of change and new ideologies, a vision of a more inclusive, fairer future… a time that was destined to shape the lives of many, and fail more than a mere handful.
Viewed retrospectively through the eyes of the now adult Carl Grantham, Children of the Resolution
is a story of a child poised between two worlds. Thrown into the revolutionary world of integrated education in 1970s England, the physically disabled Carl finds himself torn between what he expects of himself and what his changing environment will allow.
At heart, a coming-of-age story — Children of the Resolution explores the intricacies of friendship and loss, the subtle fears of childhood and the far less subtle fears of adulthoods possibly never realised.
If I Never centres on the growing love between two “social misfits”. Clearly “meant for each other” in a most unusual way, the world and those around them threaten to pull them apart… the two drawn into the complicated lives of friends, consumed by unfolding mysteries and dangers.
© 2012 Gary William Murning