Source

£7.50

The debut novella by Rosemary Johnston.

Kate and her teenage daughter return to Ireland to sort through what is left of the family farm. Source is a book about beginnings and homeland and the words that accompany us on our journey.

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Source by Rosemary Johnston

Kate and her teenage daughter return to Ireland to sort through what is left of the family farm. But in doing so, Kate is brought to all the reasons she left many years ago. She can find no attachment to the objects of her past until she comes across her father’s dictionary.

Can words be the way for her to unlock the past? Can they help pave the way towards reconciliation? Can they help us understand ourselves?

Source is a book about beginnings and homeland and the words that accompany us on our journey.

 

Part of the Story Machine New Fictions series.
Buy as a bundle together with Madeleine and The Day I Killed J. D. Salinger here. 

 

Praise for Source

‘Sensory, stunning and full of heart. Writing of the highest quality – I loved it!’

Ashley Hickson-Lovence, author of The 392

 

‘A love of words drenches this tender rumination of place and people. Set amidst the melancholy purging of Irish rain, it feels almost like a prose poem. The humour is feather-light but lifts a peaty darkness towards the light and a richly satisfying conclusion.’

Sarah Passingham, author of Push: My Father, Polio, and Me

 

‘Fascinating and exceptionally well written…Truly thought provoking about the power of words, their origins and meaning, and how important they are in every aspect of life.’

Yorkshire Book Lover

 

‘In this tale of loneliness, tragedy and exile the love of words provides a seam of light. I loved Rosemary Johnston’s conception of words as making journeys through history like refugees, survivors in strange lands.’

Sally-Anne Lomas, author of Live Like Your Head’s On Fire

 

Photo of Rosemary Johnston, author of SourceAbout Rosemary Johnston

Rosemary Johnston grew up in Belfast, Northern Ireland and lives in North Yorkshire with her family. She has written for adults and children, and regularly writes articles on poetry, language and history. Her plays have been produced at the Gateway Theatre in Chester and she has completed a debut novel The Children of Angels’ Eyrie. She is an editor of Vixen Magazine.

 

ISBN: 9781912665105
Length: 68pp
Format: Paperback Original with french flaps
First published: 1st July 2021
Also available: ebook ISBN: 9781912665112

Additional information

Weight 0.35 kg
Dimensions 1 cm

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