The First Day in Paradise tells the story of a young orphaned family who have been passed on from one set of relations to another, and whose eldest sibling, Adam, becomes enthralled by the impending opening nearby of a gigantic and beautiful shopping-mall by a flamboyant entrepreneur. To the consternation of his aunt and uncle, who run a small business, he joins the staff of one of its stores, and begins a dizzying ascent through the ranks, until circumstances induce him to question whether his entire value-system has become corrupted.
Functioning both as social-economic critique, and as a personal moral fable about the conjuration of ambition from present-day consumer culture, The First Day in Paradise is an engrossing and layered tale loosely modelled on Dante's Paradiso, but most of all it's simply a great read.
Nigel Jay Cooper
A moving and vulnerable depiction of a relationship in decline. At times humorous, at times heartbreaking, it explores what it means to live, to love and to lose.
What ex-diplomat Michael Blake wanted was a quiet birding trip up the Nile – he wasn’t expecting a revolution ...
A dead man...a feud between two sisters...a reporter in search of a scoop.
Nigel Jay Cooper
Who gets to say what's normal?
Frank will do anything to keep his mother and father apart. But he's carrying baggage - and it might just weigh him down ...
Alan Harrison is mourning the death of his wife. A trip to Sweden is in the offing - but will it help him get over it?
George B. Handley
A shared love of the Utah landscape heals family wounds for two unlikely friends in this tale of restoration in the wake of loss and betrayal.
Carrie Jane Knowles
When a brazen new preacher comes to town, one family finds their devils in the hidden silences of their lives.
a riddling comedy which parodies Rabelais' comic French masterpiece and a philosophical commentary on existence.
With finely drawn characters, takes the reader inside the worlds of adoption, teen therapy, family law, and the search for a biological family.