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Monday 26 February 2018

Imogen Radwan: Sussex Author & Student Releases Debut Psychedelic Coming Of Age Novel

In the summer of 1969, Clarice looks back on her turbulent life. Having experienced a sheltered upbringing, the events that followed have left her with a feeling that the world around her was moving too fast. 
Pic By Jasmine L Dunne

Aged 15, Clarice meets a boy called Jim and falls in love for the first time. Enjoying both stability and a lack of drama, it comes as a shock to Clarice when one night she finds herself confronted by an apparition who calls herself Amelia. 

Amelia urgently communicates that a girl is in danger, and Clarice feels the need to investigate further. Following a series of tragic events, Clarice's life is turned upside down.

A decade later, Clarice is living a hedonist's dream in San Francisco. Wearing flowers in her hair, she indulges herself in drug-induced conversations late into the night. 

She lives with her lover, Clint in a long-term yet tumultuous relationship. Amelia starts to re-appear and Clarice is left to question the true reality of her life. But accepting who she really is brings an inevitable tragedy...
 
Imogen Radwan was born in Aberystwyth, Wales, but now lives in Sussex. 

Coming from a highly creative background, Imogen grew up with a strong interest in music and literature. 

Her grandfather was a jazz musician and her father was the former frontman of 70s punk band, Eater

While at school, Imogen's interest in writing developed and she began to write Clarice when she turned 16 years old while studying for her A Levels and finished it while studying Philosophy and English Literature at university.

by: Mike Cobley



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