The Love Songs of Nathan J. Swirsky

Christopher Hope

RRP: £8.99

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781848871663

RRP: £7.99

17 March 2016

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781782399667

It is the early fifties in Badminton, Johannesburg, where all the street-names recall British kings and queens and where retired soldiers relive the desert war in their dusty gardens. This small-town dreamscape erupts with the arrival of Nathan J. Swirsky, a pink volcano with an extravagant moustache; a magical pharmacist who speaks of exotic travels to faraway, forbidden places. In alarm and delight, the children of Badminton observe his unlikely resurrection…