London-based independent publishing house, Afsana Press, whose mission is to publish stories with a social and political conscience, has acquired the contemporary novel, Winter Sun, by Miki Lentin. To be published on 13 March 2024.
An auto-fiction novel depicting a spiky father-son relationship tested to its limits on their last holiday together.
On a nine-day winter break in Tenerife, where nothing is quite good enough, Miki Lentin tries in vain to ask his ailing, elderly Irish Jewish father questions about their past before it's too late. The absurdity and hilarity of family holidays in the sun are brought to life in this sharp and fiercely honest novel that crosses borders from the narrator's home in Dublin to his grandmother's apartment in Israel, carrying the reader on a tide of childhood pain, a search for identity, history, and growth.
About Winter Sun, Irish writer and film director Gerry Stembridge said, “By making his story very specifically Jewish/Irish, Lentin actually releases its universal quality. Everything about the characters and their relationship feels recognisable and true for sons and fathers everywhere.”
Winter Sun is Miki Lentin’s debut novel and second book published by Afsana Press. His short stories collection Inner Core was published by the same press in 2022.