I am Angus Dunn. I wrote the stories in this book. I want to tell you about them so you can decide whether you want to read them. At the heart of the book is a young man in his flat, baking bread and thinking about what has gone to make up his life. The rest of the book consists of stories about him, or another very like him, living through different stages: There are times in our lives when we find ourselves in a hard place, where the only way out is to change. At other times we search for meaning, looking for the spark that animates our lives. Or, like the young man in the flat, we may simply be trying to see the shape of our lives clearly, without distortions or distractions. And there are endings, of course: how we manage to look at a part of our lives, gather it up and say - this is over. The man in these stories is sometimes old, sometimes young, and his names change. Yet he is recognisably the same man. The stories are fiction but that man is, of course, me.
Used availability for Angus Dunn's The Perfect Loaf
January 2008 : UK Paperback