Rough Music

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Julian as a small boy is taken on the perfect Cornish holiday. When glamorous American cousins unexpectedly swell the party, however, emotions run high and events spiral out of control. Though he has been brought up in the forbidding shadow of the prison his father runs, though his parents are neither as normal nor as happy as he supposes, Julian’s world view is the sunnily selfish, accepting one of boyhood. It is only when he becomes a man – seemingly at ease with love, with his sexuality, with his ghosts – that the traumatic effects of that distant summer rise up to challenge his defiant assertion that he is happy and always has been.

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Truly compelling and rich with emotional insight , Patrick Gale’s Cornish novel, ROUGH MUSIC is a beautiful story of a marriage and the secrets a family holds.

‘Sparkling with emotional intelligence. A gripping portrait of a marriage and the quiet, devastating fall-out of family life’ Independent

Julian is a contented if naïve only child, and a holiday on the coast of North Cornwall should be perfect, especially when distant American cousins join the party. But their arrival brings upheaval and unexpected turmoil.

It is only as a seemingly well-adjusted adult that Julian is able to reflect on the realities of his parents’ marriage, and to recognise that the happy, cheerful boyhood he thought was his is infused with secrets, loss and the memory of betrayals that have shaped his life.

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Weight 0.32 kg
Dimensions 19.6 × 12.8 × 3.4 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

437

Language

English

Edition

|Reprint

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K