Attend (Paperback)
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Paperback 287 Pages / Published: 13/12/2018
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A beautifully written, darkly funny, mesmerisingly emotive and deliciously told debut novel with echoes of Armistead Maupin...

`Filled with a magic that is unique and uplifting. Attend is adventurous, charming and utterly compelling' Random Things through My Letterbox

`I've fallen in love with this absolutely glorious, spell-binding tale' LoveReading

As the threads of their lives unravel ... they find magic under their feet...

When Sam falls in love with South London thug Derek, and Anne's best friend Kathleen takes her own life, they discover they are linked not just by a world of drugs and revenge; they also share the friendship of the uncanny and enigmatic Deborah.

Seamstress, sailor, story-teller and self-proclaimed centenarian immortal, Deborah slowly reveals to Anne and Sam her improbable, fantastical life, the mysterious world that lies beneath their feet and, ultimately, the solution to their crises.

With echoes of Armistead Maupin and a hint of magic realism, Attend is a beautifully written, darkly funny, mesmerisingly emotive and deliciously told debut novel, rich in finely wrought characters that you will never forget.

Publisher: Orenda Books
ISBN: 9781912374397
Number of pages: 287
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"A literary EastEnders, with precision language and beautifully interwoven storytelling . . . I couldn't put it down." --Liz Loves Books
"An intricate piece of work, showing off author West Camel's skill in weaving words and phrases together to create a great debut novel." --Off-The-Shelf Books
"Up to date, gritty and dark yet filled with a magic that is unique and uplifting. Attend is adventurous, charming and utterly compelling." --Random Things Through My Letterbox
"Delicate, evocative prose telling an intriguing story with contemporary relevance, insight and compassion." --Live and Deadly
"Gritty, yet beautifully written; fantastical, yet down-to-earth; gripping and moving." --A Discount Ticket to Everywhere
"With its blend of dark, gritty themes and gorgeous imagery, this is a book to make you believe there's still magic in the world." --Heat Magazine

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“Amazing”

I have never read anything like this book before. I had expected it to be a crime novel with mention of drug related crime in the synopsis. But, while there is violence it is more about the emotion that the acts... More

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“An Excellent Debut”

It is clear from reading Attend that the author West Camel (person not the place in Somerset) has taken to heart the Stephen King idiom of read, read and read some more, and then when you think you know how to write,... More

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“Excellent!”

As debut novels go, "Attend" written by West Camel, is up there with the best. Original, thought provoking, spellbinding and compelling, this story of grief, mortality, friendship and dreams, threaded with a... More

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