- Publisher: La Muse Books
- Edition: ebook
- Available in: ebook, PDF
- ISBN: 979-10-97233-01-3
- Published: August 5, 2017
Expertly told, without a false note.
When Dale Atkinson’s mother sickens and asks to see her other son, Brett, perhaps for the last time, Dale faces a dilemma: he knows he can’t produce Brett, and yet he must.
The elaborate stratagem of deceit Dale constructs satisfies his mother and eases her path to death. But by then his stratagem has become a habit.Dale trundles the streets of his country town on his red 50cc, bringing letters, parcels of news – some of it his own – to the somewhat strange and quirky inhabitants of his community. But then Dale is a little quirky himself: a self-confessed loner, and yet a slave to the gossip that glues his small, isolated town together. And, through the mail, he knows it all.
But such knowledge, while a boon, is also a burden. It all comes unstuck when his sister, Heather, mistakenly reports ‘irregularities in the postal service’ to the authorities, and Dale finds himself facing the prospect of jail. He is at first terrified by the thought of becoming detached from the life of his town, until he realises why, for a person with his peculiar gifts, that will never happen.
Buy John Clanchy’s wonderful True Glue now, and find out what happens to Dale.
What an author Clanchy is … His work has won major awards in Europe, the US, New Zealand and Australia, including the Queensland Premier’s Award for short fiction and, on two occasions, the ACT Book of the Year. Clanchy is widely acknowledged as a master of the short literary form.
The Sydney Morning Herald
I encourage people to invest in a copy … and be entertained by an accomplished Australian author.