Some brief overview of this book
The new novel by the author of the acclaimed Regeneration trilogy.
Suppose time can slow down. Suppose its not an ever rolling stream, but something altogether more viscous and unpredictable, like blood. Suppose it coagulates around terrible events, clots them over, stops the flow . . .
During the hazy Newcastle summer, Nicks grandfather Geordie lies dying. A proud and resilient man, he has long outlived his peers but not the memories of his youth. As Nick watches, Geordie starts to relive the horrors that surrounded his brothers death in the painful days before his own.
Meanwhile, at Lobs Hill, on the other side of the city, Nick and his pregnant wife, Fran, are failing to keep the peace in their increasingly fractious home. In an attempt to unite the family, Fran organizes the children into decorating the living room. As the old wallpaper is peeled away, a vigorous and obscene drawing of an Edwardian family is revealed. The portrait it reveals is the history of their home, casting a terrifying shadow over the family.
Another World is an extraordinarily powerful study of memory, and of the various ways in which the violent past returns to haunt and distort the present.