The Hours on Saturday May 4th at 5.30pm is inviting the public, in the hopes people will come along, enjoy a glass of wine, hear a reading and chat to the author…
Rhidian Brook , is an award-winning writer of fiction, television drama and film. His first novel ‘The Testimony of Taliesin Jones’ won several prizes including the Somerset Maugham Award. His short stories have appeared in numerous publications, including the Paris Review, New Statesman and Time Out, and have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4. He is also a regular contributor to ‘Thought For The Day’ on the Today programme.
Rhidian’s new novel is ‘The Aftermath’ – A superbly controlled emotional thriller of passion, betrayal and conscience, set in post-War Germany.
Hamburg, 1946. Thousands remain displaced in what is now the British Occupied Zone. Charged with overseeing the rebuilding of this devastated city and the de-Nazification of its defeated people, Colonel Lewis Morgan has requisitioned a fine house on the banks of the Elbe, where he will be joined by his grieving wife Rachael and only remaining son Edmund. But rather than force its owners, a German widower and his traumatised daughter, to leave their home, Lewis insists that the two families live together. In this charged and claustrophobic atmosphere all must confront their true selves as enmity and grief give way to passion and betrayal.
‘Arresting, unsettling, suffused with suffering and hope’ Claire Messud, author of The Emperor’s Children.
‘Compelling, surprising and moving’ Sadie Jones, author of The Outcast.
‘The Aftermath’ is a stunning novel about our fiercest loyalties, our deepest desires and the transforming power of forgiveness and we are very pleased an excited to host Rhidian for this the Welsh launch of his new work. The novel is hot tipped to be a best seller and is already being developed as a feature film by Ridley Scott’s production company Scott Free and BBC Films.
So taking place this weekend the Hours Cafe and Bookshop invites the public to come and join them on a wonderful weekend at 15 Ship Street, Brecon, LD3 9AD.
For more information contact: 01874 622800