Readings from Oconomowaukee presents an afternoon with Matt Cain, author of The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle. In conversation with Daniel Goldin of Boswell and Lisa Baudoin of Books & Company.
Every day, Albert Entwistle makes his way through the streets of his small English town, delivering letters and parcels and returning greetings with a quick wave and a "how do?" Three months before his sixty-fifth birthday, Albert receives a letter from the Royal Mail thanking him for decades of service and stating that he is being forced into retirement. Rather than continue his lonely existence, Albert forms a brave plan to start truly living, to be honest about who he is... and to find George, the man with whom he spent one perfect spring and summer long ago. One painful yet exhilarating step at a time, Albert begins searching for George and revealing his story to those around him, finding unlikely allies, new friends, and the courage to help others - even as he seeks the happiness he's always denied himself.
From Sir Ian McKellan: "This rollicking romance entrapped me! True in its detail and its scope, it is amusing yet heart-breaking."
Matt Cain is an author, a leading commentator on LGBT+ issues, and a former journalist. He was Channel 4's first Culture Editor, Editor-In-Chief of Attitude magazine, and has judged the Costa Prize, the Polari Prize and the South Bank Sky Arts Awards. He won Diversity in Media's Journalist Of the Year award in 2017 and is an ambassador for Manchester Pride and the Albert Kennedy Trust, plus a patron of LGBT+ History Month.
Purchase a copy of the book here from Books & Company: https://www.booksco.com/book/9781496737755 or here from Boswell: https://www.boswellbooks.com/book/9781496737755