Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Last Thread

From the wonderful Affirm Press comes The Last Thread, Michael Sala’s fascinating life in fiction. From his early years in the Netherlands to growing up in Australia during the 1980s, Michaelis recalls the secret surrounding his estranged Greek father and how scandalous events from the past fractured his family.

Affirms commitment to new fiction continues with this latest book. It's an inspiring often disturbing book and its challenge to me was to try and bring out the qualities of loneliness, sorrow, hope and ultimate strength of Michael's story.


Decembers AFP magazine focus is on Neurology: Motor Neurone Disease, Traumatic Brain Injury, Frontotemporal Dementia and Multiple Sclerosis. The conditions are difficult to treat and devastating to live with. Not least because of the knowledge that in most cases the conditions are degenerative and ultimately incurable.


'Good fences make good neighbours' said Robert Frost. He was being ironic, of course, and this article in Novembers 'Child' magazine supports that stance. Too many fences it seems, cut us off from each other, the world around us and a terrific view just over the rise.