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Fall

Fall

Author(s): West Camel

Location(s): Deptford

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1976 / Contemporary

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Twins Aaron and Clive have been estranged for forty years. Aaron still lives in the empty, crumbling tower block on the riverside in Deptford where they grew up. Clive is a successful property developer, determined to turn the tower into luxury flats.

But Aaron is blocking the plan and their petty squabble becomes something much greater when two ghosts from the past – twins Annette and Christine – appear in the tower. At once, the desolate estate becomes a stage on which the events of one scorching summer are relived – a summer that shattered their lives, and changed everything forever…

Grim, evocative and exquisitely rendered, Fall is a story of friendship and family – of perception, fear and prejudice, the events that punctuate our journeys into adulthood, and the indelible scars they leave – a triumph of a novel that will affect you long after the final page has been turned.

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Author: Tina Hartas

This is the third book in recent weeks that I have read, where a tower block is pretty central to the narrative (referencing True Crime Story by Joseph Knox and The Unheard by Nicci...

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