The Clouds Still Hang by Patrick C Notchtree
A trilogy telling a story of love and loyalty, betrothal and betrayal, triumph
and tragedy; novels that chart one man’s attempts to rise above the legacy
of a traumatic childhood.
The first book deals with Simon’s childhood friendship and eventually love
affair with an older boy, the second the trauma of his teenage years and early
adulthood, the third his struggle to maintain equilibrium and the consequences
of his failure at one point to achieve that.
It is a fictional biography, written because it tells a strong story which
raises many issues over six decades, the post war baby boomer generation who in many ways never had it so good.
His own experience is probably unique, yet will strike a chord with many others who have been through similar things, as well as those with an interest in such matters, either personal or professional.
It’s a varied, exciting, demanding, sometimes terrifying life story..
Part 1, “The Book of Daniel” has received 5 star reviews and enthusiastically tweeted about. Read here: http://www.limebury.com/books.html
It is not suitable for those under 18 years or who find explicit sexual narrative, including sexual violence, offensive.
Five Star Review on Amazon By By bachlady
The Clouds Still HangA moving and sometimes shocking story, but not one that antagonises the reader towards Simon. He engenders a degree of sympathy and sorrow for his difficult journey. Told in great detail, it helps others understand the challenges, perils and soul- searching that a young bisexual person endures. And Simon did endure and create a life that worked for him and for those he loved.
About the Author
Patrick now lives in the north of England with his wife and has his son and granddaughters nearby. Much of his life is reflected in the biographical trilogy “The Clouds Still Hang”, so to repeat too many biographical details here would be something of a ‘spoiler’!
Book 1 of this trilogy, “The Book of Daniel” was earlier published under the trilogy title “The Secret Catamite”.