Letters Home

When an out-of-work actor discovers his bedsit once belonged to an obscure, suicidal painter, he turns his talents to re-creating the ultimate site-specific performance…

As a teenage girl drifts from depression into a permanent state of sleep, she becomes the focus of both scientific interest and an unexpected, cult following...

Against a backdrop of hooliganism and hostility, an asylum seeker writes letters home assuring his family how welcoming England is...

Many of the characters in Martyn Bedford’s stories find themselves at a point of redefinition, trading in their old identity for something new. Whether it is an act of retreat or escape – fantasising about storming out of a thankless job, or just avoiding a bad-tempered husband for a few moments on Christmas day – they each understand the first step in changing a reality, is to reconstruct it.

‘Martyn Bedford is the genuine article, a writer of unmistakable flair and accomplishment.’ - New York Times

‘Haunting and intimate portraits of vividly different lives that get under your skin and stay there.’ - Jeremy Dyson

'Letters Home further establishes Martyn Bedford as a stand-out writer of highly memorable fiction.’ - Jacob Ross

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BONUS CONTENT:
Martyn reads an excerpt from 'Because of Olsen' and 'Here's a Little Baby', stories in the collection, recorded at the Waterstones Bradford launch. 
Listen to the full discussion between Martyn and Ra Page on our Soundcloud - Part 1 / Part 2

Read Martyn's blog on the inspiration and research behind 'Withen', a story exploring the Battle of Orgreave.

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Book Details

ISBN-10
1905583753
ISBN-13
9781905583751
Published
16 Nov 2017

About the Author

Martyn Bedford

Martyn Bedford is the author of five novels for adults: Acts of Revision, which won the Yorkshire Post Best First…
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