THE EYE OF THE DAY by Dennison Smith is published in the UK today by Periscope. It was published in Canada in 2014 by HarperCollins Canada.

When a brutal explosion in a summer-cottage town in Vermont brings together Amos, a disfigured handyman, and Aubrey, the cosseted son of a wealthy New England family, neither has any idea that this one event will shape them forever. THE EYE OF THE DAY is a masterly evocation of friendship; peace, love and loss; and a profound meditation on the compromises exacted by life.

You can read an extract from the novel on Periscope’s Facebook page. Dennison wrote about ten reasons an author should get a PhD for the FemaleFirst blog.

Dennison will be launching her novel with UEA in Norwich on the 10th June and will be reading at a special UEA Live event for the Norwich World’s Festival on 18th June.

Dennison’s first novel, SCAVENGER, was published by Insomniac Press and presented in play form as DESERT STORY. She is the author of two books of poetry: ANON NECESSITY and FERMATA. Originally from Chicago, she now divides her time between a small island in Canada and her home in London.

You can learn more about Dennison on her website

Praise for THE EYE OF THE DAY:

‘A wonderful novel, from one of Canada’s most exciting new authors. Exceptionally bold, beautiful, original and humane.’ – Joanna Kavenna, author of THE BIRTH OF LOVE

‘A remarkable coming-of-age story, told in a stunning voice that beguiles and enchants on every page.’Ruth Ozeki, author of A TALE FOR THE TIME BEING

‘Surprisingly beautiful … a riveting narrative of survival, self-knowledge, and the possibility of second chances.’ — Quill & Quire