Friday 11 September 2015

Flesh Wounds by Richard Glover

Flesh Wounds hit the shelves of our Indy bookshop two weeks ago and almost immediately began rushing out the door in the hands of happy customers.

Richard Glover is a radio presenter on ABC radio, the station of choice for many of our local residents. He writes a column in the SMH, the paper of choice for many more local residents. Glover is also an Inner West resident.

His story was always going to appeal to our readers.

If someone wrote a fiction story based on Glover's childhood though, you'd have trouble believing it.

But this is real life...and as we all know, it can be stranger than fiction.

Glover's storytelling is funny, almost absurd at times. His story is also sad and heart-rending.
Glover's book feels like a cathartic exercise in his search for truth and understanding. There are times though when you shake your head in disbelief and wonder how he turned out to be so normal.

However the thing that really amazed me was that during his regular dinner party game of 'Who's Got the Weirdest Parents?' some of his dinner guests were actually able to top his story!

Which just goes to prove that you never really know what goes on behind closed doors and that there will always be someone with a stranger story than yours!

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