OPEN PEN NOVELETTE #09
Thirty-five, P is a woman caught between commitment and chaos; about to upend her current stable life to invoke the tumult of her former, addicted one. Or perhaps just walk into the sea.
Good Choices explores the ways in which we try to impose narrative on our lives, for the implied audience always judging.
“As fearless a writer as any I know” – Jonathan McAloon, book critic for The Guardian, The Financial Times, and The Irish Times
“Through and through brilliant. Full of gravitas laughter and incredibly moving” – Xanthi Barker, prize-winning author of Will This House Last Forever?
“I haven’t read a book so immediately immersive for such a long time. Brooks delivers a thoughtful, witty chronicle of addiction as something cunning, lying in wait, biding its time. Incredibly frank and extraordinarily intimate, Good Choices shines with humanity for the characters it refuses to condemn. I really loved it” – Ray Robinson, author of Electricity (now a major film) and Forgetting Zoe
Bonny Brooks is a fiction writer, journalist, and researcher. Her short fiction has been shortlisted for prizes like Fish and she has won Arts and Humanities Research Council Awards. She has appeared on the BBC World Service and her poetry has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Her journalism has appeared in The Independent and The Huffington Post and others.
Release Date: Dec 10, 2021