Bluebird Bluebird – Attica Locke. East Texas in the time of Trump heaving with historic racial tension and hatreds. Into the simmering cauldron of small town Lark where two bodies have been found – first a black man and days later a white woman – comes black Texas Ranger Darren Mathews determined to bring the perpetrators to justice. Mistrusted by all sides, threatened by brutal Aryan Brotherhood thugs, his marriage in ruins, Darren has to tread a fine path to reach the truth.
A stunningly good novel of black life in Texas, beautifully developed characters, fast moving, enthralling and thoughtful.
We called into the lovely @federal_hotel_freo for lunch last week and a glass of @swinground Rosé – blend of Malbec, Tempranillo and Sangiovese; salmon in colour with aromas of cherries with a dash of spice. Dry, crisp and full of raspberry and cranberry flavours, perfect drink for warm WA days.