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Publication date: 9th April 2015
Available in paperback and ebook
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
‘Dark, perverse, convincing and compassionate – Rebekah Lattin-Rawstrone’s Home is an extremely strong first novel’ Toby Litt
‘Before you know it, Rebekah Lattin-Rawstrone’s acutely observed characters get under your skin and you’re living their lives. Home is magnetic, claustrophobic and chilling – an exceptional novel that will disturb and provoke me for a long time to come’ Joseph D’Lacey, author of Meat
‘A chilling depiction of evil made ordinary, Home is a compelling vision of a world not too distant from our own. The novel’s rich everyday detail and perfectly realised characters makes the nightmare it depicts even more disturbing. I am reminded of Doris Lessing when I read Rebekah’s work’ Paul Blaney, author of The Anchoress and Handover
‘Exquisitely written, Home is a compelling, gut-wrenching, raw novel. I loved this book and I can’t stop thinking about the questions the novel asks of us all’ Heidi James, author and lecturer in creative writing at Kingston University
‘Home is an unnerving novel that stays with you long after you have finished reading it…sometimes one requires something more substantial than the sweet lies of happy-ever-afters’ Bookemstevo
‘Rebekah Lattin-Rawstone’s superbly chilling debut takes a universal subject – the fear of being old, abandoned and helpless – as the basis of a smart horror that serves both as a stinging indictment on how we treat the elderly in our society as well as a truly gripping story’ Byte The Book
Steve’s wife, Fran, is dying. In her wisdom Fran suggests that Steve take a job as caretaker at the local care home, where he can forget his heartache in hard work. Alexa, the hard-edged manager, makes it clear that the caretaker must on no account enter the basement, and at first Steve keeps his head down and quietly goes about his duties. But as Fran’s condition worsens and his relationship with his only son becomes more distant, Steve begins to uncover dark secrets at his workplace. As Steve grows closer to Milos, the young male nurse, he makes a shocking discovery that he cannot put out of his mind. It inspires him to play detective – with disastrous consequences.
Home is a dark, suspenseful yet moving story that poses important questions about how we deal with the old and what it means to be forgotten.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Born in Kenya, Rebekah Lattin-Rawstrone now lives and works in London. She is a partner of Apis Books, an independent publishing company for shorter fiction, and a teacher of creative writing for City University.
Home is Rebekah’s first novel.
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