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Book launch: ‘Dhanmondi Road’

You’re invited to the book launch of Robin Young’s, Dhanmondi Road at Printed Matter Bookshop on Monday 14 October at 6pm. Free entry.

The year is 1973. The Bangladesh war of independence is over but the country remains in chaos. Gareth McKinley, a young Australian, arrives in the country to work on a project set up to care for destitute children. He quickly learns that living and working in a post-war environment can be dangerous. A crisis emerges when some children involved in the project cannot be accounted for. Does the explanation lie in a mysterious letter that seems to have been sent from Dubai?

Dhanmondi Road sensitively captures the atmosphere of a country in turmoil and charts Gareth’s progress towards increasing self-knowledge and -awareness in ways he could not have dreamed of before setting out on this journey.

Robin H Young is an Australian who has lived in England since the 1990s. He lives with his partner in East Sussex. His background is in social work and university lecturing. This is his debut novel, based on his experience of living and working in Bangladesh in the 1970s.

Printed Matter Bookshop
185 Queens Road
East Sussex
TN34 1RG
Tel: 01424 440466

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Posted 16:52 Saturday, Sep 28, 2019 In: Literature

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