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Jackie Kay: Trumpet

This month World Book Club talks to Scottish poet Laureate Jackie Kay about her award winning novel, Trumpet.

This month World Book Club talks to Scottish poet Laureate Jackie Kay about her award winning novel, Trumpet.

When legendary jazz trumpeter Joss Moody dies an extraordinary secret is revealed, one that he shared in life only with his beloved wife, Millie. On learning the truth about his father, their adopted son Colman is devastated and becomes easy prey for a tabloid journalist. Besieged by the press and overwhelmed with grief, Millie withdraws to their remote seaside home where she seeks solace in treasured memories of her fiercely private marriage. The reminiscences of those who knew Joss Moody render a complex and moving portrait of two people whose shared life was founded on an intricate lie that preserved their family, and their rare, unconditional love.

(Photo credit: Denise Else.)

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Wed 7 Feb 2018 23:06GMT

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