A mesmerizing debut novel with echoes of Armistead Maupin and a hint of magic realism . . .
Under their feet lies magic . . .
When Sam falls in love with South London thug Derek, and Anne’s best friend Kathleen takes her own life, they discover they are linked not just by a world of drugs and revenge; they also share the friendship of the uncanny and enigmatic Deborah.
Seamstress, sailor, story-teller and self-proclaimed centenarian immortal, Deborah slowly reveals to Anne and Sam her improbable, fantastical life, the mysterious world that lies beneath their feet and, ultimately, the solution to their crises.
With echoes of Armistead Maupin and a hint of magic realism, Attend is a beautifully written, darkly funny, mesmerizingly emotive and deliciously told debut novel, rich in finely wrought characters that you will never forget.

About the Author

West Camel is a former book and arts journalist, and former editor at Dalkey Archive Press, where he edited the Best European Fiction 2015 anthology. He currently is an editor at Orenda and edits The Riveter magazine for the European Literature Network. Attend is his first novel.

My Thoughts

A debut novel that had some flare. I found that the story was very strong with so much to offer the readers imagination.

This book had a little bit of everything I could hope for. It is exciting to see a debut novel come out and really grip you from the get go.

I always like the unexpected and this was one of those books that really was far better than what my perceptions first were.

The writing style was smooth and flowing which I appreciate as it makes for a much more entertaining read. I dknt know what’s next for this author but he has a long career in front of him and can’t wait to see his next work of art.

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