Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Samuel Carmody, author of 'Deeper Water'

What song would the narrator/protagonist of your story sing at a karaoke bar and why?

‘Deeper Water’ is the story of two brothers on a camping trip along the isolated coast north of Geraldton, Western Australia. The eldest brother and the protagonist of my story, Jacob, is a young man haunted; haunted by a recent tour in Afghanistan and a secret horror. Haunted by the memory of his late father, an impossibly good man. Haunted by guilt. Haunted by the recollection of simpler time that can’t be restored.

If pushed on to the karaoke stage, Jacob would likely sing ‘Under the Milky Way’ by Australian band, The Church: an appropriately haunted, melancholy tune about sitting, disturbed, under a big night sky.

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