Eaves’ previous novel, This is Paradise was a brilliant, intimate and perilous tale of The Alldens, an eccentric working class family living in a ramshackle house in Bath. His exciting new book is a perfect novel in miniature and is unlike anything we’ve read before.
It is a book of soundings, a jostle of voices that variously argue, remember, explain, justify, speculate and meander. Stripped of all context, they seek connection, an audience, or maybe just an ear. Here is the world as whispering gallery. Sons and lovers, wanderers, wonderers, stayers, leavers, readers and believers. A compelling read.