5 Debut Novels for July 2010
Deborah Kay Davies - True Things About Me
Welsh poet and short story writer with a debut novel about an unnamed woman whose life is unravelling through a tale of lust, obsession and violence.
Jean Kwok - Girl in Translation
Based partly on the author’s own life experience, an 11-year-old girl moves from Hong Kong to New York with her mother and struggle to cope with their new lifestyle.
DJ Connell - Julian Corkle is a Filthy Liar
A comic story set in 1960s Tasmania in which the eponymous schoolboy is a born entertainer looking for an audience on his way to the big time.
Anjali Joseph - Saraswati Park
Featuring the lives of a suburban family in Bombay: a letter writer who dreams of becoming an author, his wife and their painfully shy teenage nephew.
Jonathan Lee - Who is Mr Satoshi?
Reclusive photographer Rob Fossick is forced into the outside world of a chaotic Tokyo with a parcel addressed to the enigmatic Mr Satoshi.