NOVEL OF THE MONTH
Augustown by Kei Miller
It is 11 April 1982 and a smell is coming down John Golding Road right alongside the boy-child, something attached to him, like a spirit but not quite. Ma Taffy is growing worried. She knows that something is going to happen. Something terrible is going to pour out into the world. But if she can hold it off for just a little bit longer, she will. So she asks a question that surprises herself even as she asks it, ‘Kaia, I ever tell you bout the flying preacherman?’ Kei Miller is one of our finest writers, of both poetry and prose and is the winner of the Forward Prize for Poetry for his outstanding collection ‘A Cartographer Tries To Map His Way to Zion’. Kei will be in conversation with Joe Dunthorne, author of Submarine and Wild Abandon, at the Dulwich Literary Festival on Saturday 12thNovember at 1700.