Thursday, 29 October 2015

APRIL SKIES - The Blurb . . .

After having to convey in 150-200 words what APRIL SKIES is about, without reference at all to ABIDE WITH ME, I finally came up with the blurb below. Stripping away ABIDE WITH ME was a cathartic process. APRIL SKIES is a cathartic book. It was only by going through the process of writing of the blurb, that I realised just how cathartic it really was.

Here it is:

Sometimes, you don’t know what sort of a man you are until you are called upon to protect your family.

Bethnal Green, East London. Nineteen-ninety-one.
John Sissons is out of work, out of friends, and out of luck. Fortune soon smiles upon him, though, and he gets a job in a door factory.

It’s not much, but it’s something.

But as the days go by in the factory, and the layers are peeled away, John realises he didn’t get this job by accident.

His past is exploding in front of his eyes. And when you have a past like the one John has, he knows he’ll be lucky if he makes it out alive.

Every fibre in his body is telling him to run. But John’s had a lifetime of running. Running is no longer an option.

When his sister goes missing, John knows it’s only a matter of time before they come for him.
 But he won’t be going down without a fight.

Not this time.

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