Abuse and intrigue – Michael Flay’s novel moves across borders of violence and circumstance. Child crime, strange sexualities, trans-national, feature at high and low social levels in this disturbing narrative.
“The Lord is gripping, shocking and poignant too – a knife into the heart of wealth and power UK. Intrigue, treachery and murder are in it – and tender feeling too, for the lives of a hard-pressed couple.”
John Harvey, winner of the David Higham Prize for Fiction
The Persian Wedding tells of a romantic relationship between an Iranian girl and an English man. Here are international violences, shifting contexts and tensions for the lovers to handle, family issues too.
Stories about people up against the odds trying to get through. Other people, already broken, cause and spread wreckage. Michael Flay’s stories cross national borders, investigate damage and resistance.
Stories about men and women in extreme or strange circumstances, in England, Europe, the Middle East. Michael Flay’s characters move is disturbed worlds in which they have to live, make their experiences. The stories here are vivid and tense, probing current conditions.