Miriam Delaney hasn’t left her house for three years, since the thing that happened, the thing she did. And now, she is ready. She has fed the koi carp, thrown away her dead mother’s belongings, it’s time to live a proper life. But what is a proper life? What should it contain? And where to go, after all this time? Instinctively, she heads for the woods.
Across town, with just his wallet and guitar, Ralph Swoon has walked away from his life. He is hiding, AWOL, sleeping in an old shack in the woods, refusing to go home, refusing to face the truth.
Sadie Swoon, his wife, has no idea where he is. His absence is a shock, but not in the way she expected – in fact, it’s surprisingly liberating.
Whispers Through a Megaphone is a novel about friendship, old flames and self-discovery. It explores the presence of absence, the constant spectacle of the past, and how, in a world of unrelenting noise, it’s still possible to hear your own voice.