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Can We Ever Trust Our Memories? Read an Excerpt from Boy on the Wire by Alastair Bruce

Boy on the WireSouth African born, UK-based author Alastair Bruce’s new novel Boy on the Wire is an elegy to fragile memories, an ode to entangled lives.

It tells the story of Peter Hyde, who arrives in London just as his brother John starts planning a family of his own. Their shared past, and the pain it contains, pulls John back to the home he grew up in – all the way back in South Africa.

Bruce’s gripping novel asks the poignant question: Can we ever be certain of events that happened that far in the past, certain we have not completely changed their meaning and our part in them?

Boy on the Wire will also be published in the UK by Clerkenwell Press, an imprint of publisher Profile Books. They have shared the prologue and first chapter on the Serpent’s Tail website.

Before you dive in, have a look at the UK cover for Boy on the Wire:

Read the excerpt:

Preview of Boy on the Wire by Alastair Bruce



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