Maxwell Anderson is born fighting for his life; an experimental treatment gives him the chance to survive – but with unexpected results. His unusual condition makes him an outcast from his local community and attracts attention from the British Government, sinister international agencies and religious fanatics.
Maxwell’s father, Mark, suffers personal tragedy, betrayal and heartbreak, and experiences the joys of parenthood and a new romance, as he strives to provide the remotest semblance of a normal life for his extraordinary son. As friends old and new rally to help, Mark is innocently unaware that some people are not quite as they seem.
We are delighted to welcome Stephen Joyce to launch his debut novel, which considers the moving and difficult nature of family life in relation to an extraordinary child. It is always a pleasure to launch the books of our many gifted local authors, so do come along to help celebrate Stephen’s achievement and to hear about The Tall Tale of Maxwell Anderson.