Attend by West Camel

Source: Random Things Tour

About The Book

When Sam falls in love with Deptford thug Derek, and Anne’s best friend Kathleen takes her own life, they discover they are linked not just by a world of drugs and revenge; they also share the friendship of the uncanny and enigmatic Deborah.
Seamstress, sailor, story-teller and self-proclaimed centenarian immortal, Deborah slowly reveals to Anne and Sam her life, a history of hidden Deptford and ultimately the solution to their crises.

My Thoughts

Between realism and fiction, Attend is not a simple story, is a mixing of human and dark situations with some fantasy and hope that everyone needs in their life, ready for this masterpiece?
This is the story of Sam and Anne, their life has not been easy; Sam a young man that is starting to accept his own sexuality when he meets Derek, their relation will not be an easy one… On the other hand we have Anne, she is trying to reconnect with her daughter after leaving her addiction to drugs; and after having to make a difficult decision with her friends life… This two characters will seem that they don’t have any connection, but their connection is Deborah, a mysterious character that will delight us with her stories… How she will make change our main characters, story by story, thread by thread, they create an amazing tapestry full of human stories that will delight any reader!

About The Author

Born and bred in south London – and not the Somerset village with which he shares a name – West Camel worked as an editor in higher education and business before turning his attention to the  arts and publishing. He has worked as a book and arts journalist, and was editor at Dalkey Archive Press, where he edited the Best European Fiction 2015 anthology, before moving to new press Orenda Books just after its launch. He currently combines his work as editor at Orenda Books with writing and editing a wide range of material for various arts organisations, including ghost-writing a New-Adult novel and editing The Riveter magazine for the European Literature Network. He has also written several short scripts, which have been produced in London’s fringe theatres, A highly anticipated debut, blending the magical realism of Angela Carter and the gritty authenticity of Eastenders and was longlisted for the Old Vic’s 12 playwrights project. Attend is his first novel.