Just a quick one as it’s late and I’m out of words, but I’m really struggling with the treatment – that’s the bit that summarises the novel in a couple of sentences. There’s a certain irony in being able to generate a lengthy piece of work that you know in your bones is really, really good, but failing to find those few short words to sell your dream to the masses.
It’s a great story, following the lives of ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances and extraordinary people doing what they do best. There’s so much scope in this tale that I struggle to reduce it to some trite marketing strapline and the worst thing is that’s what I do for a living!
I’ve had a couple of cracks at it on this site, but I’m still unsure. Let me know what you think.