Join us for our Indie Spotlight event with Bluemoose Books author Wes Brown, discussing his new book Breaking Kayfabe.
Growing up in a council house in Leeds, Wes Brown dreamed of becoming a 'real' man like the ones in his ex-pro wrestler dad's tales of heroes and villains, gods and monsters. The only problem was he never told him they were fake.
In this modern-day Pinocchio story, Wes follows in his father's footsteps in the hope of coming to terms with the fictions that make a man.
'Beyond the bravado of wrestling and male physicality, Breaking Kayfabe is a touching story about fathers and sons. Unabashed in its brutal truths on family and male identity, Wes Brown has written a moving drama that reverberates both in and out of the ring. This is a rare and vital novel from a working class voice missing in literary fiction' - Nicholas Hogg
Come and meet Wes and the Bluemoose team for what promises to be a fun-filled evening! Don't forget to include a copy of Breaking Kayfabe with your ticket. There will be a book signing following the discussion. Join us from 18:00 for welcome drinks!
Wes Brown is a novelist, writer, critic, and lecturer based in Kent and London. Wes's debut novel, Breaking Kayfabe, based on his own experiences as a champion pro wrestler will be published by Bluemoose Books in 2023. @wesbrownwriter
Bluemoose Books is an award winning independent publisher based in Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire. Kevin and Hetha Duffy started Bluemoose in 2006 and as a ‘family’ of readers and writers we’re passionate about the written word and stories. Stories are transformative and as publishers we delight in finding great new talent. We don’t have the heft of a London publishing house with the millions of pounds to promote our writers but we do manage through innovative marketing to get our books into high street bookstores and reviewed in the national press. If you’re looking for orange headed celebrity books, you’ve probably come to the wrong place. But if you want brilliant stories that have travelled from Hebden Bridge, across the border into Lancashire, down to London across to Moscow, Sofia and Budapest and into the United States, Australia, India, Colombia and Greenland, Iceland and Bosnia Herzagovina then Bluemoose is the publisher for you. @OfmooseandMen