Trumpet by Jackie Kay

Trumpet - Jackie kayWonderfully touching (agonising in places) history of a marriage. Essentially a book about love and grief;  ideas of identity, gender and race are never far from the surface.

I felt so strongly for some of the characters (and dearly wanted to kick others) that it was at times difficult to read. The depictions of jazz clubs in 1950s Glasgow made me long for a time machine!

It’s a hard-hitting book on sensitive topics and I suspect might not be too everyone’s tastes – but I would recommend anyone giving it a go.

Elena

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