The Testimony of Taliesin Jones

Author(s): Rhidian Brook

Fiction - Contemporary

Everything in Taliesin Jones's life has suddenly become uncertain. His mother has left home with her hairdresser, his father talks to the wall, and his brother won't talk at all. At school, Julie Dyer blows confusing smoke rings at him and Hoop the Mental says there is no God. When Taliesin tries to find this out for sure, no one seems to have the answer - no one except Billy Evans, an old man with an exceptional and miraculous talent. This Welsh classic, from the prize-winning author of The Aftermath, explores the 'cross-over time of life'. A place where childhood ends and adulthood begins, and where belief meets doubt. Betty Trask Award Winner A Wales Book Of The Year 'Brook's debut novel is one of quiet miracles.' Sunday Times 'You'll find yourself seduced by the quiet power of the Welshman's prose.' Time Out 'As fresh as spring water.' Daily Telegraph 'Subtle and sublime, Brook's novel is far out of the ordinary run.' Western Mail 'A beautiful meditation on childhood.' The Times


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A beautiful meditation on childhood... and a panacea for a cynical age The Times You'll find yourself seduced by the quiet power of the Welshman's prose, the subtlety of his narrative technique, with its onion-skin layers of meaning, sympathy and revelation Time Out Touching, humorous and poetic Literary Review Brook's debut is one of quiet miracles... implictly in the marvellous way he is able to convince us of the power of faith Sunday Times The accomplished patterns and Brook's easy style form a readable and poetic first novel Guardian Subtle and sublime. Brook's novel is far out of the ordinary run... Western Mail As fresh as spring water Daily Telegraph

General Fields

  • : 9780241972144
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : November 2014
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 13mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2014
  • : books

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  • : English
  • : 823/.914
  • : 208
  • : Rhidian Brook
  • : Paperback
  • : 1