Saturday, 17 October 2015

A Ceremony of Innocence and Innocence Exploded by Edmund Gubbins

A Ceremony of Innocence and its sequel Innocence Exploded concern the life of Mark Brookes and his family during the 1980's. These are adult novels with explicit sex scenes.

Two brothers are at home on holiday much to the delight of their mother. It was the first time they had been at home together at the same time for several years. Their father is the union convener at the local shipyard and he leads the men out on strike against proposed redundancies at the same time as the brothers arrive home. Though on the surface both brothers support their father, underneath the surface there simmers the stew of disagreement. Mark, the elder brother, is fresh from months at sea as a ships officer and refuses to compromise his upwardly mobile lifestyle or his friends for the sake of family harmony. He lives for the moment and grabs any opportunity for happiness that might come along. He does not appear to weigh up the consequences of his actions.
Jim, freshly graduated from university, supports his father passionately and without question. He is far left in his philosophy and takes part in many protest rallies.
Can the brothers find a way to compromise their position and fulfil their mother’s wish for a happy few weeks or will their anger boil over into open conflict and family break up?

The sequal to A Ceremony of Innocence continuing the conflict between the two brothers Mark and James.  Having left the sea for a career in the City of London, Mark still lives for the chance to have pleasure with disregard to any consequences. When tragedy strikes will Mark accept James' help?

Available from Amazon and Createspace.