Simon and his parents are on a family holiday and land in a small town called Reception. The town both lives up to its name and makes a mockery of it; the young boy finds new friends, but his parents go missing. The smaller a town, the more you have to bury your secrets – but not your stories.
Christopher Currie is one of those people you get the sense has always had stories to tell. His novella Dearly Departed was published in 2007, and in March 2008 he started a blog called Furious Horses, where he posted a new short story every day. We spoke with Currie about his debut novel The Ottoman Motel, small towns, what part emotion plays in writing, and balancing poetry and story.
About 20 minutes. Edited by Sam Szoke-Burke.