By Justin Haythe
Justin's Haythe's remarkably guaranteed debut, The Honeymoon, has been in comparison to the paintings of Ford Madox Ford and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Set in London and Venice on the finish of the 20 th century, The Honeymoon follows a tender guy as he appears again on a chain of occasions that experience triggered his lifestyles to solve. touring in the course of the capitals of Europe together with his eccentric mom Maureen, American born Gordon Garraty has led a lifetime of barren privilege. merely after marrying Annie, numerous years his senior and the daughter of a North London cab motive force, does Gordon start to emerge from the sector of his mother's effect. followed by way of Maureen and her Swiss fiancé, Annie and Gordon eventually take a long-delayed honeymoon in Venice yet locate that the brilliance of town turns out to distort instead of light up. the tale gathers a palpable depth ahead of a unmarried act of absurd yet devastating violence pricks their satisfied bubble and lays naked the vacancy on the center in their gilded lives. A deeply observant and fantastically crafted story, lightly humorous and smooth in equivalent components, The Honeymoon marks the debut of a compelling new author.
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