Mark and his dysfunctional brothers meet up in a South London pub to organise the funeral of their dad. For old times’ sake they embark on a local tour stirring up reminiscences of teenage-angst being comforted by the sheer awe of the Universe and percolating a ragbag mixture of existence, death, astronomy and the fun of the Marx Brothers. It’s a journey in mind and body as Mark searches for a meaningful relationship with a boozy father. And can they ever get around to buying a headstone? Eventually he finds himself alone at night in the Norwood Park of his childhood facing London’s constellation of twinkling city lights, where he undergoes the most profound experience of his life. Has a legacy of his emotionally estranged dad been revealed?
Published: 14 October 2014
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