At Reception

At Reception

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 28/08/2017
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A tale of self-discovery and transformation. Sally finds herself in a lonely world of her own making. Suffering psychological stress, unsupported and mistreated, she chooses to live alone, with only stuffed toy pets for company. Unable to change her situation, she is locked in a cycle that's impossible to escape and crippling her life. Lost in her own world, the arrival of a guest at the hotel where Sally works begins the challenging process of her opening up to the idea of a human relationship. Every day is a series of short interactions with guests and staff and each provide the basis of a series of short stories, which intertwine over the three days that the book is set. Sally's interactions with the guests increasingly challenge her long-held opinions and self-image. Will John's charm help her across the stepping stones of life and find herself willing to go on a serious date with him? At Reception is a heartfelt debut novel from Galahad Porter that draws on the issues of loneliness and stress to encourage self-discovery.

  • Publisher: Troubador Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781788032711
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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At Reception
A must read!
For any anyone who has ever worked as a hotel reception or with the public. You will identify with Sally!
Laena Blauw
At Reception
Was swept away
Paperback review. I was swept away by the originality of At reception. This book is without question unlike anything that I have ever read before. Galahad ... READ MORE