Stephen Howell has been a social worker or support worker nearly all his working life: in child care, in psychiatry and in services for the disabled. He was brought up in Sussex and Educated at Bangor, Cardiff and Bristol Universities; he has degrees in Social Theory and Hispanic Studies. He is married, has four children and now lives in Bristol, England. The Translator’s Tale is his first novel.
1963. An academic’s marriage falls apart because of his narrow and obsessive behaviour. In the hope of being miraculously cured of his naive and concrete thinking he undertakes a journey to Galicia, the Spanish cradle of magical realism. He is accompanied by his daughter who relates their comical progress and deals most effectively with the predations of an unexpected and unwelcome girlfriend.