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Axel is an architect in Lille and the son of transgender Michel-Michelle, his birth mother Amelia and her partner, Naomi. Potential fatherhood brings back memories of his childhood as he recalls his relationship with his ‘three mothers’ and the mix of French and English in his identity. Challenged by his relationship with his partner, Sophie, he reflects on transition
from male to female, from child to adult, from France to England. Birth, death and suicide mingle in his notebooks and dreams. The novel opens when he has a few days alone in the holiday home of his deceased paternal grandmother to decide what to do with the neglected house. Michel-Michelle challenges fixed notions of gender identity. The novel is a homage to pioneers of diversity and a timely contribution to current discussions of gender fluidity.
Humour is a genre that should bring a smile to a reader’s face, enhancing a strong story. It’s challenging and fun to write.
Many writers are drawn to using humour, but many fail to use it effectively. Maintaining the balance between the plot, characterisation and use of amusing witticisms within a story is difficult.
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Axel is an architect in Lille and the son of transgender Michel-Michelle, his birth mother Amelia and her partner, Naomi. Potential fatherhood brings back memories of his childhood as he recalls his relationship with his ‘three mothers’ and the mix of French and English in his identity. –Buy Now
An Artist Muse
Nineteenth-century London. Clara Breslin is earning her keep in her brother’s apothecary. She isn’t interested in married life and spends her free time painting portraits of strangers who walk by her window. Her study is infuriatingly unexceptional – until she meets Matthias Tarasso, an actor. –Buy Now
Love in Times Of Vengeance
Claudia, an idealist and brave young South American woman, suddenly finds herself amid a bloody military coup during the early 1970s. She goes to hell and back, as her husband, mother, father and brother-in-law were brutally murdered in cold blood. –Buy Now
This bilingual poetry anthology — produced in collaboration with Friends of Alice Publishing —includes the winning entries and the commendations of the Victorina Press Poetry Award Voices 2018, both in the original language and in translation. –Buy Now
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