A heart-warming tale of a hermit overwhelmed by grief and seeking forgiveness and a rehomed dog desperate to escape and return to his master.
From reading the synopsis, you wouldn’t think ‘Post-Midnight Blues’ by Rae Toonery would be filled with humour, one aspect of the book that really stood out to me was it’s witty back and forth, albeit in his mind, between Heathcliffe and his owner Con. Clearly affected by a workplace incident, Con has retreated into herself, not straying far from her caravan until darkness falls, with her dog Heathcliffe and friend Sandeep her only companions.
This story is full of heart, and I found that the characters were really well constructed, unique and likeable. Con is relatable and it was very easy to form a connection to her and want her to work through her troubles. Sandeep is a caring and empathetic friend Heathcliffe is always there to break up any serious moment with his wry thoughts and requirements. There seems to be so much covered in a relatively small number of pages, I was able to whiz through it in one sitting.
‘Post-midnight Blues’ is a heart-warming tale of redemption with a bittersweet ending. It’s a book that will make you smirk while also bringing a tear to your eye and the characters will stay with you for a while after you’ve finished reading.
She’s a neurotic non-binary seeking forgiveness; he’s a heartbroken hound desperately seeking his master: together they are… dysfunctional.
Con is living in self-imposed isolation after an accidental death that she blames herself for. Her only contact with the outside world is the occasional midnight trip to the local supermarket and her visits from loyal colleague, Sandeep. Deadpan companion, Heathcliffe the Lurcher, has his own issues: most notably an inexplicable fixation with post boxes.
Can these two social misfits find a way to readjust and make peace with the past?
|Publication date:||25th July 2021|
|Primary Genre||Modern and Contemporary Fiction|