Perspective by Pete Howells
"This is an excellent novel: well-written, tense and fast-moving, with all the page-turning qualities you expect from a psychological thriller."
Patrick Janson-Smith, Publisher, Blue Door
“The night of your mother’s funeral is a good night to cut your sister up.”
He has never known his father, and his mother finds life difficult. For reasons he can’t fathom, his big sister, Abigail, seems to hate him…
David Kidman is a boy eager to please, desperate to be loved, but knows he doesn’t fit in. He can’t read or write, so can’t adequately express his feelings. Everything he gets involved in seems to turn bad…
Ironically, it is only when he reaches the end of a lengthy prison sentence that he is able to make any real sense of the disturbing world inside his head and discover truths long buried…
buried in a whole series of his ‘imaginings’.
‘…but as for ‘Perspective’ we just couldn’t see it at first. He gave us a pencil, ruler and a sheet of A4 paper whilst he demonstrated the basics of the Vanishing Point. I liked the sound of it. As he spoke it began to make sense.
The idea of something ‘Appearing to Disappear’ still fascinates me to this day. Putting things into perspective and realising that there can be more than one point at which everything could potentially vanish, or even come together, can be a comfort both visually and emotionally when you are banged up like a pygmy.’
The voice of Alan Gilchrist was recorded at Perflick studios. Brighton
Official Launch 18th September 2011