The Last Photograph

Emma Chapman

He walks into the living room and June is dead.
He centres her, checking the light. Focusing, he clicks the shutter.
He'll ask himself later, if he knew. It's easy to say that he had acted without thinking, out of instinct.


Rook Henderson is an award-winning photojournalist, still carrying the hidden scars of war. Now, suddenly, he is also a widower. Leaving his son Ralph to pick up the pieces, Rook flies to Vietnam for the first time in fifty years, escaping to the landscape of a place he once knew so well. 

But when Ralph follows him out there, seeking answers from the father he barely knows, Rook is forced to retrace his past: his childhood in Yorkshire, his life in London in the 1960s and his marriage to the unforgettable June – and to ask himself what price he has paid for a life behind the lens...

Gripping, evocative and unforgettable, The Last Photograph is a story of a life shaped by trauma and love – and the secrets that make us who we are.

Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781509816538
Published: 28/07/2016

Emma Chapman

Emma Chapman

Emma Chapman is a British writer, currently living in North Yorkshire. She studied English Literature at Edinburgh University, and completed an MA in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, where she was taught by Susanna Jones and Andrew Motion. Since leaving university, she has lived in London, Western Australia and Indonesia.  

Emma runs fiction masterclasses at Helmsley Arts Centre and is the co-founder of The Editors, a business offering academic and fiction editing services.

 

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