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The Barefoot Road by Vivienne Vermes
Genre: Historical fiction/ Magical Realism / Romance
Tour Dates: 19th - 25th September 2018
Publication Date: 28th April 2014
Formats available: Mobi, Epub or Paperback
Estimated Page Count - 320
Types of post available: Reviews, Q&As and Extracts
Potential Trigger Warnings: contains some sex and violence
Purchase from Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Barefoot-Road-Vivienne-Vermes-ebook/dp/B07BW7BNGB
Vivienne Vermes’ gripping novel is a poetic patchwork of passion, humour and brutality, a fable for our time about racial division, set in historical Transylvania.
A young woman is found, emaciated and unconscious, in the mountains surrounding a village in Transylvania. When it is discovered that she is of an ethnic group which was violently driven out of the regions many years before, old wounds are reopened as the villagers are reminded of their role in the bloodshed.
An uneasy peace is maintained until a young married man falls in love with the girl, and tensions begin to rise within the community. The mysterious disappearance of a child causes this tension to mount into hysteria, driving the story to its chilling outcome.
About Vivienne Vermes
Vivienne Vermes is a writer and actress of Irish and Hungarian descent who divides her time between Paris and London. She has published four collections of poetry: Sand Woman, Metamorphoses, Passages and When the World Stops Spinning, and has performed her work in festivals throughout Europe. She is winner of the Piccadilly Poets’ award, the Mail on Sunday’s Best Opening of a Novel competition, as well as Flash 500s prize for short prose and the Paragram national competition for best poem and “petite prose”. She has taught creative writing in universities in Transylvania, and runs a writers’ workshop in Paris.
As an actress, she has played roles in a number of French films, including Les Trois Frères, Le Retour and in Les Profs 2 in which she portrayed Queen Elizabeth II. Her voice also warns passengers on the Paris metro to “Mind the gap”.
The Barefoot Road is her first novel.
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