Sound of Loneliness, The
Amidst the clamour of life, the sound of loneliness is the most deafening of all.

Manchester in 1991 is a town suffering under the weight of high unemployment and massive government budgetary deficits that is plunging the UK into a recession. To Daniel Crabtree, a struggling writer, it is the backcloth to his first novel, one that will see him become a famous published author. Living off mostly water and flour, Daniel has embraced penury into his life under the mistaken belief that many young artists have: one needs to suffer for success in art. But Daniel is a terrible writer. In the three years since signing on the dole, of every morning chastising his Irish singing neighbour for waking him from his sleep, and scrounging food from his close friend Henry Soperton, Daniel Crabtree has produced one short story. His heart is bereft of words as much as his pockets are of money.
It is a story of love, and how a poor starving man chasing a dream came to the understanding that amidst the clamour of life, the sound of loneliness is the most deafening of all.
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  • "Craig Wallwork has a strong and steady voice, well deserving your time and attention" ~ Dan Fante , author of Chump Change
  • "Tune your ear to Craig Wallwork's prose and you'll soon make a fascinating discovery: he's really funny. And he's a damned fine writer" ~ Mark SaFranko, author of Lounge Lizard
  • "Craig Wallwork's The Sound of Loneliness has a few things in common with the agonized work of Thomas Bernhard, where the pain of ailment sometimes crosses the threshold of pleasure, and the reader is revolted and riveted at the same time. I enjoyed my time in Wallwork's pages." ~ Kyle Minor, author of In the Devil's Territory
  • "Craig Wallwork's writing is adventurous and comical, and joyfully anarchic. His work is always compelling and exciting to read."
    ~ 3AM Magazine
  • "Wallwork is a hugely creative thinker. An emerging talent who won't take long to reach the limelight."


    ~ Nigel Bird, author of Dirty Old Town
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