Home & Away: Ten Tales and Three Dreams
About the book…
An actor is often a natural-born story-teller...And none more so than Belfast-born James Ellis. This collection sees well-known actor and broadcaster gathering tales from around Europe as well as original stories by the author himself.
Localised 'trans-versions' from du Maupassant, Daudet and Verlaine, folktales from Romania, an impressionist dream sequence about the author's home town of Belfast and his childhood, combine to create a collection which sings with northern wit and lyricism.
Ellis' journeys between tongues and the imagination underlines the unifying aspects of narrative and all-too-human character. They are journeys with which we can empathise, neither here nor there but rather they are everywhere. By turns humourous, poignant and downright bizarre, the compelling narratives of Home & Away show that the yarnspinner's art is alive and well.