Month: November 2017

Another Country by James Baldwin

Published in 1962,¬†Another Country¬†is set in the Bohemian underworld of New York, exploring race, sexuality, poverty and wealth existing side by side. Rufus Scott is a Harlem jazz musician, fallen on hard times as we meet him wandering the streets, sleeping in a movie theatre during the day. Prior to this he was a success. People knew his name; they still do but now … Read More Another Country by James Baldwin

Modern Gods by Nick Laird

Alison is getting married for the second time. After an abusive first marriage to an alcoholic, she is confident that quiet, thoughtful Stephen will be a good dad to her two kids. She knows he has a difficult past but has resisted enquiring about it, happier to let sleeping dogs lie. She worries about what her older sister Liz will make of him, and … Read More Modern Gods by Nick Laird