Thursday, 9 June 2016
Small Lives, Big World
The inspiration for the stories comes from the absolutely extraordinary amount of world travels that he has undertaken.
Over 90 countries, in total, have brought together the inspirations for these vastly different short stories.
Or are they all that vastly different? For Green has noticed that all the people he met, no matter what their many different and varied lives they lead, there is one common thread that binds them together, that of a firm belief in hope.
The stories, he reassures his readers, are all based on people he has met and on events that he, himself, witnessed on his many different and varied journeys around the globe, from Australia to Zambia. And some from closer to home, too.
There are ten stories in total, they reveal miniature universes of pain, frustration, of angst, fear, of love and joy, and of hope.
The book is published by Matador at £9.99 in paperback and is available from the That's Books and Entertainment bookshop, just to the right hand side of this review.