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Laura Laura Reviews

Laura Laura by Richard Francis

Laura Laura

Richard Francis

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Imprint: Europa Editions (UK) Ltd
Publisher: Europa Editions (UK) Ltd
Publication date: 13 Aug 2020
ISBN: 9781787702455

The problem with exploring the past, Gerald begins to see, is that there are an infinite number of ways to travel through it.

4 stars out of 5
Diana Hendry
15 Aug 2020

"A retired professor fears he is losing his past to amnesia in a novel that’s both disturbing and comic"

There’s a certain alchemy in writing that can transform themes of anxiety, failure or disaster into something as moving, disturbing and funny as this novel is. Richard Francis is at one with the poet Billy Collins, who wrote, in ‘Forgetfulness’, about memories that have ‘decided to retire to the southern hemisphere of the brain/ to a little fishing village where there are no phones’.