It's the start of the 1999 Wimbledon Tennis Championships. Break Point is not only about an obsession with Wimbledon: the game of tennis itself becomes a metaphor for the other psychological matches taking place at the house of peevish old Gwen McMahon. Carers come and go, but who will survive to the final?
This is as much about secrets, taboos, forbidden sexuality and intergenerational differences as it is tennis.
Winner of one of the Paparazzi Sports Fiction Awards 2010 and previously published in paperback.
This short novel has been awarded a place on the Awesome Indies list of quality independent fiction.
"The reader is often left to wonder what sort of response this dialogue ought to provoke from the various speakers, which reminded me of the dialogue of Hemingway. I'm heartened when the author thinks enough of the reader's intelligence not to lay every detail out straight. There's space between the lines, and I was happy to fill it with my own conclusions.
In addition readers gain the benefits of a steady pace, neither too fast or wallowing-in-details slow, an impressive array of memorable characters, including a Holden Caulfield's girlfriend type character, and a winning extended metaphor with tennis." Amazon.com reviewer