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!’
‘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.’
‘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.’
‘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.’
About Rosemary Johnston
Format: Paperback Original with french flaps
First published: 1st July 2021