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The Quarrel

The Quarrel

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Primary school teacher Jason Thorkwell claims he is seen as sullen, arty and difficult, yet in reality is profoundly ordinary, sullen, arty and difficult. In his first book, Jason seeks to ensure his reader becomes privy to a side of modern romance that is rarely explored in full detail. The Quarrel reveals such social issues in stark reality and honesty.

The Quarrel highlights how psychological intimidation and controlling behaviour goes largely unnoticed as a form of domestic abuse. As the protagonist, Alex, is drawn into an affair with a woman facing psychologically abusive behaviour from her husband, the reader is granted a hypothetical glimpse into the experiences of the 1 in 4 women that face such abuse.

Beneath the facts, and the emotional ride this book takes the reader on, The Quarrel is a modern tale of romance; it encompasses all aspects of love, betrayal and hatred, as we see the once-pure Alex turning into the abusive man he feared and despised.

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About the Author

Jason Thorkwell was born in Scotland’s unofficial capital; he arrived at Rutherglen Maternity on the 10th of December 1981. He went from council dwellings in Whitlawburn to four-in-a-block home owning in Croftfoot in just fifteen years. During this time he left school, was rejected by Glasgow School of Art, attended various colleges and had numerous jobs, some good and some bad. He met a lot of thoroughly adequate people along the way and most of them tolerated him. A handful still do. Later on he attended ‘proper’ universities as he completed a degree in English Literature followed by a PGDE in Primary Education. This was around the same time that he met a girl. Coincidence? Probably not. Happy in his spare time to write stories that don’t appeal to everyone in the world, he released his debut novella, The Quarrel, with Rowanvale Books in 2014. Sitting out on the literary fringe a little bit, Jason Thorkwell is, in image: sullen, arty and difficult. In reality: profoundly ordinary, sullen, arty and difficult. He continues to work in primary education — oh, and he married the girl.

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Book Details

  • Author: ​Jason Thorkwell
  • Publication Date: 31/08/2014
  • EPUB ISBN: 978-1-909902-72-5
  • MOBI ISBN: 978-1-909902-73-2
  • PDF ISBN: 978-1-909902-74-9