“Death hovers over this powerful novel.”
I’m delighted to see a review of my novel Prodigal, due to be published in the United States on 12 January, in The Gay and Lesbian Review, and even more delighted that the reviewer, Nils Clausson, found so much to like in the novel, which he describes as “Powerful… an artful hybrid of parable (as the title signifies), a Freudian family romance, a Gothic tale, and a Künstlerroman in the tradition of James Joyce’s Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.”
The first part of the review, entitled Finding One’s Inner Hawthorne, is available here. To read the rest of the review you’ll have to subscribe to the G&LR, something you won’t regret, believe me.
And remember, if you’d prefer to listen to the novel, the audio version, beautifully read by Matthew Lloyd Davies, is available here.
I’m delighted that Mr. Lambert has responded favourably to my review of “Prodigal,” which I very much enjoyed reading. I had not previously been familiar with his work, and I am now in the process of reading his earlier novel “The Children’s House,” and I’ve just purchased a copy of “Any Human Face,” which is on my to-read list. Nils Clausson
And I’m delighted that you enjoyed Prodigal so much, Nils. It’s a joy when you read a review that is not just extremely good, as yours was, but also perspicacious, as yours undoubtedly was. In other words, you got it, so thank you again! And do let me know what you think of the other two, if you have the time…