It is the end of another successful year for the Recreative Theatre Company and the cast have arranged to meet at Amatore’s Restaurant for their end-of-season dinner.
As the evening progresses, each guest recalls a past sexual liaison. In these recollections we are transported to a variety of locations; the rolling countryside of Brittany to the brown cafés of Amsterdam, from the grandeur of Venice to the slums of Marseilles.
The stories describe various situations: Prudence relates her encounters on a train journey and Colin makes a surprising discovery when he settles down to watch his favourite film. Some characters are driven by self-interest: the sociopath Nicole with her reckless behaviour towards her trusting nephew, and Colette who takes advantage of her unsuspecting tenant.
A common theme unfolds: the hidden truths behind the motives for seduction. As the evening comes to a close, old alliances are re-kindled, new attachments are formed, while others are broken. Frustrations rise to the surface as truths are revealed. For some the evening is a great success, for others a disaster.
Targeted Audience: adult readers of general fiction
Living in picturesque Southern Brittany, James Sillwood divides his time between writing and music. As an accomplished pianist he plays regularly at a restaurant in Carnac and at various venues with a Latin jazz quartet. It is here, in France, that Amatore’s Restaurant has recently been completed. This book, along with two other novels currently in progress, have been long term projects; the first ideas for the plot and characters taking shape well over ten years ago.
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What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
As a musician I have worked with theatre groups in the past. This book book is based on some of the narratives related to me by members of the cast.
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