There’s an excellent, informative review of John Baker’s brilliant novel Winged With Death in Dreamcatcher 24, written by Aiden O’Reilly. Here’s a short extract from the review:
‘John Baker’s prose achieves the almost impossible task of being as plot-driven as a thriller yet steeped in philosophy; an adventure story yet a sustained reflection on how to live life more fully. It is beautifully written, a tango of thought and action, its true power not apparent at first sight. This novel deserves a place in every backpacker’s pocket and on every thinking man’s bookshelf.’
John’s novel, which we published in 2009, follows the fortunes of 18-year-old Frederick Boyle who travels to Montevideo, Uruguay in the early 70s where he assumes a new identity and discovers the tango. It’s a novel that works on many layers, drawing the reader into the world of the Uruguayan resistance movement and the intricacies of dance.