The Accidental Recluse
Johnny Jackson used to be a famous film director, but his brother Duke was a hero. Just turned 75, JJ is heading home from exile in Japan for one last blockbuster and a civic honouring. But home is where the ghosts of his past reside, some darker than his dead brother’s shadow. His sins may be about to come to light.
‘A fast-paced story with snappy dialogue and an absorbing narrative that mixes humour with pathos.’
‘McCulloch resists the easy route of sentimentality and showy, crowd-pleasing catharsis. The climactic confrontation with the ghosts of his past is, when it comes, wilfully underplayed, and all the better for it.’
‘Tragic, compelling, and undeniably humorous... Equal parts funny and heartbreaking, The Accidental Recluse is a book that will stay with you...’
-Justine Bottles, I Should Read That
‘The Accidental Recluse is truly inspiring in its ability to create and develop its characters. Tom McCulloch is a very talented writer and his ability his showcased well in this book.’