Galley Beggar Press

Galley Beggar Press
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Galley Beggar Press is an independent publisher committed to publishing daring, innovative fiction and narrative non-fiction.
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    A moving coming-of-age novel based on the author’s adolescent experiences in China At sixteen, Denton Welch was attending school in Derbyshire, England. One morning, instead of taking the train to school, he caught a bus traveling in the opposite direction with no real plan except to start a new adventure. Although he reluctantly returned to school at his family’s bidding, he soon received a letter postmarked from Shanghai—a letter from his father suggesting that Denton join him China.So began a momentous journey that would shape young Denton Welch’s life. Leaving behind his companions at school as well as the life he had known, he traveled across the globe to China, where he was seized with a sense of wonder completely new to him. It was there, so far from his roots, that young Denton began to explore his ambitions, aspirations, and secret desires.Written with an artist’s keen sensibility for observation and inspired by J. R. Ackerley’s Hindoo Holiday, Maiden Voyage is an unforgettable tale of growing up and discovering oneself.
  • Galley Beggar Pressadded a book to the bookshelfGalley Beggar Press9 days ago
    Welch’s piercing, intimate, slightly fictionalized, and posthumously published work deals with the bicycle accident that would cause his death thirteen years later At age twenty, Denton Welch was bicycling from London, where he was studying art, to Surrey to pay a visit to his aunt and uncle when he was struck by a car. The next thing he knew, he was lying on his back, unable to move, gazing up at the sky, scarcely aware of anything but the sensation of grass against the back of his neck and the sound of a voice asking him questions. As he swam in and out of consciousness, nurses, doctors, and relatives came and went, days passed, and he remained bedridden in a hospital ward.In his characteristic unsparing prose, Welch takes readers through every step of his painful journey toward a partial recovery. Full of unflinching self-scrutiny, A Voice Through a Cloud is an unforgettable work of pain and healing.
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