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A gripping and unnerving story of a family’s secrets and lies, from the bestselling author of ‘Notes from an Exhibition’ and ‘A Perfectly Good Man’.

Julian as a small boy is taken on the perfect Cornish holiday. When glamorous American cousins unexpectedly swell the party, however, emotions run high and events spiral out of control. Though he has been brought up in the forbidding shadow of the prison his father runs, though his parents are neither as normal nor as happy as he supposes, Julian’s world view is the sunnily selfish, accepting one of boyhood. It is only when he becomes a man – seemingly at ease with love, with his sexuality, with his ghosts – that the traumatic effects of that distant summer rise up to challenge his defiant assertion that he is happy and always has been.

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1351 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Fourth Estate (24 Mar. 2015)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00U0NJDSM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

Great writing and story line.

 on 14 October 2017
By Jim
I really like Patrick Gales writing. This was a bit more straightforward than some of his more complex later books but it’s a great story and has some unusual twists. The background of his fathers job as a prison governor adds an insight into that life and he draws on his own experiences to make this real.

I’ve just re-read Rough Music and enjoyed it even better second time round

 on 15 October 2017
By Keith
I read Rough Music for the first time several years ago and was inspired to re-read it after watching Man in an Orange Shirt. I was richly rewarded and can’t recommend this intricately structured novel – which demands a fair degree of concentration on the part of the reader – highly enough. It skilfully weaves together themes of love, infidelity, bisexuality and dementia against a backdrop of what should have been two blissful beach holidays.

Four Stars

 on 15 September 2017
By Brian Bryant
Had a job keeping up wit the characters, but an interesting read.

super

 on 22 November 2017
By Amazon Customer
Flits between here and now and then and there, super story

Read this!

 on 29 November 2017
By Grumpy
An excellent book.

Fabulous book

 on 25 September 2017
By Julie J.
Love love loved this book. Stayed up half the night to finish it! Then downloaded Notes on an Exhibition – also wonderful.

first book

 on 8 October 2017
By alison maxfield
would read more books written by Patrick Gale. this stirred memories of my mum that passed away six years ago with dementia.

Great read, Well written and would recommend

 on 29 September 2017
By Jack L
Well written, giving great insight into all characters enabling you to empathise with all of them on their journey

Great read!

 on 18 September 2017
By Kindle Customer
Excellent the story had me engrossed I couldn’t put it down!

Five Stars

 on 27 September 2017
By Kindle Customer
Another excellent read from this author.
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