Tuesday, 31 March 2009
Trumpet by Jackie Kay
If someone dies and those around discover a secret which the deceased had kept closely hidden all their life, how best to tell the tale?
Jackie Kay offers each of those concerned their own voice. The deceased's spouse knew, well she couldn't not. But the deceased's son, the mother, the best friend? What of them? Kay throws in an investigative journalist for good measure and shows how the prospect of payment loosens or tightens tongues. It is tour de force in point of view.