What if you had spent your entire life grieving for a daughter and grandson you knew were killed by the hydrogen bomb, dropped on Nagasaki in 1945? What if, one day, all that you thought you knew, was turned on it’s head, and that grandson arrived at your door? It is a conundrum few of us would ever have to face, but author Jackie Copleton has written a magnificent story about just this. A Dictionary Of Mutual Understanding is a portrait of a city, before and after a horrendous day, and of the people left with scars, both visible and not. The long buried family secrets come out, one by one in this beautifully written novel. Please come and join the conversation, Tuesday, April 11 at either 2pm or 6pm. See you then.
March 29, 2017
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