WORK IN PROGRESS
Since 2018, I’ve been writing a novel called THE WARM BATH OF OBLIVION, based on my short story “Third Closest to the Sun”. It’s finished and I’m currently looking for representation.
Eighteen-year-old, undocumented immigrant Eri Yohannes hopes for a British passport and to feel a connection to Leeds society. But when she overstays her visa, her live-in-landlord sexually blackmails her for his secrecy. Horrified with her lot, she seeks alternative salvation offered by a controversial pseudo-religion called the Soul Centre, whose leader promises life after death in the form of an angel. With support from the only friend who knows her truth — Panda, a depressed twenty-one-year-old gaming addict who camps outside an internet café — Eri must to decide whether to step into the light and bare all to the law, but risk deportation and death back in her home country, or stay in the dark and suffer the silent abuse.
THE WARM BATH OF OBLIVION is adult commercial fiction with a hint of grounded sci-fi, aimed at eighteen to twenty-five-year-olds.