All Embracing and Other Stories by Dave Pescod is now officially released.
The characters in Dave Pescod’s stunning first collection are united by their desire to find love. A lonely woman has developed an ingenious way to steal embraces from strangers, an immigrant struggles to find exactly the right words to say to his new girlfriend in a foreign tongue, and a wife is convinced that finding the perfect joke will cure her husband’s depression. The writing style is deceptively simple but deeply moving and the truth of these stories lingers long after the reading is done.
‘Shining a tender light on the human heart, these stories capture the dignity of ordinary individuals and the wonderful everydayness of love. A delight to read.’ – Michelle Spring, Royal Literary Fellow, Magdalene College, Cambridge.
There will be a launch event for the book on Thursday 19 April at The Punter pub in Cambridge. The evening will include a few dramatic readings of stories in the book, a screening of the short film All Embracing and Dave’s son Matthew P will perform a few songs. Contact us if you’d like to attend. info@route-online.com
It will be fun night. Here’s a glimpse of Matthew P in action.
Click here for more details on the book.
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Red Army Faction Blues
A few reviews in for Red Army Faction Blues.
‘This beautifully-written novel writes about rock music in the same way that David Peace wrote about football in The Damned United, as a mirror of contemporary history, as a glass through which to view the world.’ – Ian McMillan, Yorkshire Post
‘This is a magnificent, messy book. Or rather it is a magnificent book about the messy degeneration of high ideals and good music. Skilfully and almost breathlessly, the author reveals the confused interior life of Peter Urbach, the undercover agent, as well as that of ex-Fleetwood Mac founder Peter Green.’
– Paul Simon, Morning Star
Ada Wilson will be signing copies of his book at Waterstones, Wakefield, on Saturday 10 March from 12pm.
Visit redarmyfactionblues.com for more info on the book.
Forthcoming
A heads up on a few imminent releases
Red Laal by M Y Alam
This long-awaited sequel to Kilo will be unveiled at a special preview event at Bradford University on Thursday 26 April. It’s well worth the wait. The evening will include the screening of a short film Finding Polish, which is based on story by M Y Alam, plus some dramatic readings from the book. Contact us if you’d like to attend.
June releases
We have been very busy creating a full programme for 2012, it’s going to be a bumper year with some very exciting titles lined up. Three of these titles will be released in June: we have The Angels’ Share by Paul Laverty and Ken Loach, Everything Now by Steve McKevitt and Rites by Sophie Coulombeau, the winner of our Next Great Novelist award. More details on these books to follow soon.All Embracing and Other StoriesAll Embracing and Other Stories by Dave Pescod is now officially released.

i. All Embracing and Other Stories

All Embracing and Other Stories by Dave Pescod is now officially released.

The characters in Dave Pescod’s stunning first collection are united by their desire to find love. A lonely woman has developed an ingenious way to steal embraces from strangers, an immigrant struggles to find exactly the right words to say to his new girlfriend in a foreign tongue, and a wife is convinced that finding the perfect joke will cure her husband’s depression. The writing style is deceptively simple but deeply moving and the truth of these stories lingers long after the reading is done.

Shining a tender light on the human heart, these stories capture the dignity of ordinary individuals and the wonderful everydayness of love. A delight to read.’ – Michelle Spring, Royal Literary Fellow, Magdalene College, Cambridge.

There will be a launch event for the book on Thursday 19 April at The Punter pub in Cambridge. The evening will include a few dramatic readings of stories in the book, a screening of the short film All Embracing and Dave’s son Matthew P will perform a few songs. Contact us if you’d like to attend. info@route-online.com

It will be fun night. You can catch a glimpse of Matthew P in action on this YouTube video. Apples don’t fall far from the tree.

Click here for more details on the book.

ii. Red Army Faction Blues

A few reviews in for Red Army Faction Blues.

This beautifully-written novel writes about rock music in the same way that David Peace wrote about football in The Damned United, as a mirror of contemporary history, as a glass through which to view the world.’ – Ian McMillan, Yorkshire Post

‘Red Army Faction Blues has the kind of lean, mean sparseness that would please Elmore Leonard. Hoorah for a stylishly-written book.’ – Jim Greenhalf, Bradford T&A

This is a magnificent, messy book. Or rather it is a magnificent book about the messy degeneration of high ideals and good music. Skilfully and almost breathlessly, the author reveals the confused interior life of Peter Urbach, the undercover agent, as well as that of ex-Fleetwood Mac founder Peter Green.’

– Paul Simon, Morning Star

Ada Wilson will be signing copies of his book at Waterstones, Wakefield, on Saturday 10 March from 12pm.

Visit redarmyfactionblues.com for more info on the book.

iii. Forthcoming

A heads up on a few imminent releases

Red Laal by M Y Alam
This long-awaited sequel to Kilo will be unveiled at a special preview event at Bradford University on Thursday 26 April. It’s well worth the wait. The evening will include the screening of a short film Finding Polish, which is based on story by M Y Alam, plus some dramatic readings from the book. Contact us if you’d like to attend. info@route-online.com

June releases
We have been very busy creating a full programme for 2012, it’s going to be a bumper year with some very exciting titles lined up. Three of these titles will be released in June: we have The Angels’ Share by Paul Laverty and Ken Loach, Everything Now by Steve McKevitt and Rites by Sophie Coulombeau, the winner of our Next Great Novelist award. More details on these books to follow soon.