Shortlist year: 
2022
Shortlist category: 
Fiction
Published by: 
Text Publishing

About the book

Red Heaven by Nicolas Rothwell, Text Publishing

'Red Heaven' is the story of a child's journey to adulthood, his loss of those he loves and his fixing of them in memory. It begins in the late 1960s in Switzerland, as the boy's ideas about life are being shaped by two rival influences.

'Red Heaven' is about the people who make us what we are: how they come into our lives, affect us, then depart the stage. This fiction, alive to the elusive beauties and sadnesses of the world, is Nicolas Rothwell's finest achievement.