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On The Table Read Magazine, “the best book magazine in the UK“, set between the 1970s and the more recent past, Allen Therisa’s debut novel, Adventures About To Begin, follows a family and country in crisis, and the love that can be lost when the challenges of life get in the way.
Adventures About To Begin
Capturing the essence of family life and all its flaws, Allen Therisa’s Adventures About to Begin takes readers on a rollercoaster of emotions. Through the protagonist and narrator Noah, this debut novel shares his gay coming of age realisations and the turbulent relationship shared with his sister Kelly, following the death of their grandfather. While trying to come to terms with their loss, Noah and Kelly reflect on their turbulent childhood following their move from London to the Kent countryside after the breakdown of their parents’ marriage.
Jumping between timelines to share both points of view, Adventures About To Begin shines a light on the deep-rooted ripple effects of parental divorce to delivers an eloquent and nuanced insight into British life during the culturally shifting 1970s.
Therisa’s announcement that a further two volumes of Noah and his sister’s journey into adulthood are planned will thrill all those who found themselves wanting this novel to never end.
Allen Therisa and his Italian partner spend their time between London and Italy, managing websites for clients in his day job, and writing blog posts on ageofdivision.com in his own time.
My father was in the army and we lived in West Germany when I was a child as he was part of the Rhine Army and my mother was a nurse. My family is a little er, complicated, which informed some of what happens in the novel, I get asked regularly how much of it actually happened.
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Published by Book Guild Publishing, Adventures About to Begin is available in paperback (ISBN No: 978-1915603319) and Kindle format.
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