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Coming Home

Coming Home

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Coming Home covers a day in the lives of one man and the women he loves, and lets down. This is the day when Jim returns home to his abandoned Welsh family, leaving his Filipino lover Consuela to face pregnancy and an uncertain future alone. And this is the day when Jim’s memories come home to roost: ranging from the 1940s to the 1990s, from north Wales and the industrial demise of the 1970s to his work in Algeria and in the cities of Manila and Baguio in the Philippines. Against a backdrop of abandonment, betrayal and loss, new life emerges as both Consuela and Jim’s estranged daughter Megan make their own discoveries about acceptance and transformation.

Jan Fortune-Wood is the founding editor of Cinnamon Press and also teaches creative writing. Her books include the novels A Good Life, Dear Ceridwen and The Standing Ground, and poetry, Particles of Life and Stale Bread and Miracles, a prose poetry collection which she recently performed at a reading with the Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy. She is currently working on a poetry sequence exploring emotions through the landscape and architecture of an abandoned slate mining village, Ty Schrödinger, and a novel that ranges across three generations and two continents exploring issues of metamorphosis and identity, I’m Still Here.