My big news is that the new novel is as close to being ready as it can get. Edits done. Cover designed. Release date locked in. Transit Lounge have done a beautiful job of transforming my rough and ready manuscript into a real book, with (hopefully) all of my errors corrected.
Here’s a peek at the front cover, with a lovely quotation from one of the book’s first readers, Kristina Olsson, who will be launching the book on the evening of May 6th. Below is the blurb (oh my!):
Samuel and Morgan are twin brothers separated by several oceans. Once upon a time, when they were children, they shared not only a family and a childhood, but a secret imaginary world that had a language of its own: Nahum. But that was decades ago: before Morgan became a wanderer whose only contact with his brother was stories, written in Nahum.
When Morgan unexpectedly passes away in the Netherlands, the woman he was living with –the mysterious Ana –agrees to accompany his body, and his final Nahum story, home to Australia.
What she carries home to Samuel is not just a manuscript, but a startling revelation.
In gorgeous and incisive prose, Sulway conjures a haunting, moving story of the complex relationships and allegiances of family life, of silence and memory, and the power of words and the imagination to transform everything.
‘Dreamlike and prophetic and true. Like the best translators, Sulway pushes language to defy its limitations, to defy our own.’ Kristina Olsson
You can pre-order for a special advance order price at Avid Reader, where there will be a small but beautiful launch on Friday, May 6. I would love to see you there! There’ll be little folded paper boats for everyone who
attends RSVPs once the launch goes live on Avid’s FB and website.