Emma Chapman - The Last Photograph (2nd Hand Hardback)
He walks into the living room and June is dead. He centres her, checking the light. Focusing, he clicks the shutter. He'll ask himself later, if he knew. It's easy to say that he had acted without thinking, out of instinct.
Rook Henderson is an award-winning photographer, still carrying the hidden scars of war. Now, suddenly, he is also a widower. Leaving his son Ralph to pick up the pieces, Rook flies to Vietnam for the first time in fifty years, escaping to the landscape of a place he once knew so well.
But when Ralph follows him out there, seeking answers from the father he barely knows, Rook is forced to unwind his past: his childhood in Yorkshire, his life in London in the 1960's and his marriage to the unforgettable June - and to ask himself what price he has paid for a life behind the lens . . .
Gripping, evocative and unforgettable, The Last Photograph is a story of a life shaped by trauma and love - and the secrets that make us who we are.
- Format : Standard 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
- Condition : Good (Almost Very Good)
- Category : Fiction - Families & Sagas
- Published : 2016 (Picador - 1st Edition, 1st Printing)
- ISBN : 9781509816538
- SKU : B002549
- PPC : SP500gm
- RRP : £14.99 (Unclipped)
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"Evocative, harrowing . . . Emma Chapman tackles the big subjects of love and war with aplomb " - Tatler.
". . . a writer who shows insight and power" - Hilary Mantel.
" . . . the journey of a photojournalist during the Vietnam war. This title shows emotional insight and lightly explores the effect of trauma and loss on a man, how the deaths of a childhood friend, and a fellow journalist in Nam affected him with a low-level of PTSD. His wife's recent death bringing his past paint back to haunt him. And the strained relationship he shared with his son due to the amount of time he spent away from home working. I enjoyed the descriptive style." - Goodreads Review.
Emma Chapman is a British writer, currently living in North Yorkshire. She studied English Literature at Edinburgh University, and completed an MA in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, where she was taught by Susanna Jones and Andrew Motion.