Published by ACE - £7.99
ISBN 978 0 9526287 5 0
n. - a surface or plane forming a common boundary between
a point of communication as between disciples: the surface
of seperation between phases.
is a powerful and thought provoking first novel that explores
the dynamics of mixed culture relationships from opposite sides
of the racial divide. It also highlights wider issues such as
parental influence, how the stronger personalities of both sexes
can manipulate the the weaker ones, and the nature of love as
opposite to mutual lust.
Clare is white, Patrick
is black. They come from entirely different worlds but when they
meet, they fall madly in love. It's not only the colour of their
skin that is different, they also have very contrasting characters.
They say love is blind but both patrick and Clare are taken aback
by the reactions to their marriage plans. Clare's sister, Emma,
does everything she can to dissuade her. Then there are Parick's
best friends, Harry and Nathan, to contend with as well as his ex-girlfriend,
Otis, who tries to get back into his life. There's also Patrick's
sister, Amanda, to be won over as well as their mother, Mrs. B,
and Clare's parents, James and Veronica. And Clare has another sister,
Sara, who just happens to be married to an Afrikaneer.
Add Emma's growing attraction
to Harry and you have all the ingredients of a brilliant debut novel
that sheds a penetrating light on the sex war and black culture
and society in Britain.
to read the first chapter...