Published on 13 December 2014
ISBN 9781907320460, 240 pages
The Stray American beautifully captures the sense of rootlessness and search for identity. Set in 2003, Larry Greenberg escapes from his corporate law job in Boston to teach in a seedy American college near London’s Waterloo Station. We follow Larry, a flawed but engaging character, on his journey in search of a soulmate and a sense of purpose.
He has always been rootless, unwilling to commit himself to a job or woman or cause. If he grows up, must he shed his wings? Larry is not one of those who cannot return home, but is he condemned to forever consider himself to be an outsider?
Praise for Wendy Brandmark’s novel The Angry Gods
‘In this brief, intense novel, the passion and guilt of two eras crystallise in exact and compelling language.’ The Independent
‘A touching illustration of race relations and frustrated emotion.’ Times Literary Supplement
‘Brandmark's pared-down prose beautifully captures each woman's frustrations.’ Literary Review
‘Brandmark's principal theme - not belonging - is rewardingly worked out.’ The Guardian