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Patrick Gale

Mother’s Boy

Hay Festival 2022, 

Mother’s Boy is the interwar story of a child genius’ path through life and the secret desires he must keep hidden. A man who is among, yet apart from, his fellows; in thrall to, yet at a distance from, his own mother; a long, remarkable and revered life spent hiding in plain sight. Patrick Gale’s novels include A Place Called Winter and Rough Music. He talks to Stephanie Merritt.

Patrick Gale