Liverpool author Deborah Morgan will be signing copies of her debut novel Disappearing Home at Waterstones Liverpool One on Saturday 9th June.
Published in March 2012 by Tindal Street Press, Disappearing Home tells the story of ten year old Robyn, who lives in a second-floor flat in a rundown Liverpool tenement block and has developed a skill for shoplifting. Happy to take the punishment given to her at school, she is much more frightened of life at home with her violent father. Though she is offered comfort and hope by her fun-loving grandmother, the intense cruelty of her her home-life causes Robyn to flee to her nan’s flat, houses of friends and a women’s shelter with her mother. But can she overcome all of her obstacles and emerge to find a better life and a lasting home?
The first chapter of Disappearing Home was a runner-up in Pulp Idol, the contest for emerging writers at the Writing On The Wall Festival 2010, and was written with encouragement from legendary film-maker Terence Davies. The book has earned plaudits from local writers Alan Bleasdale and Jimmy McGovern and captures vividly the voice of a resourceful and courageous child in compelling fashion.
Deborah will be appearing at Waterstones Liverpool One, 12 College Lane, Liverpool L1 3DL on Saturday 9th June 2012 from 2pm to 5pm. For further details, please contact the store on 0151 709 9820.