The Escalator

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By Andrew Budden

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It's amazing where you can roam at the foot of an escalator. William, free to think at the bottom of his, is about to embark on the shocking finale to his mysterious search.

There's much else to ponder, too. There's his love for the barbed Cas. And who's the woman he meets every week claiming to be his daughter? There's the past he pictures of flying, TV, spiritual and sporting glory. But how does the ordinary life he remembers at the steelworks sit with being confidant to Marlon Brando and Michael Jordan, Brookside scriptwriter and Concorde's chief test pilot?

Can William resolve the conflicts of a brilliant, riotous mind to stop self-destruction? Are we all on the same track?


This literary novel confronts love and isolation, freedom and focus, reality and imagination with tragi-comic craftsmanship.

The Escalator