Where’s my Brother and other con­fes­sions by Vic­tor Calleja

Malta Independent - - LIFESTYLE & CULTURE -

Would you be in­ter­ested in a book where the au­thor talks about how scared he felt when, aged seven, he was told very se­ri­ously by his adult sis­ter that he was a mis­take? And how he then lived in con­stant fear of be­ing given away to some evil rub­ber­man who went round col­lect­ing un­wanted chil­dren? A book whose au­thor, for a long time, thought that his brother’s name was ‘Fe­jnu?’

If you are then ‘Where’s my brother and other con­fes­sions’ is the book for you. This is in essence Vic­tor Calleja’s first book of con­fes­sions which is a fas­ci­nat­ing in­sight into the life of an or­di­nary man told in an ex­tra­or­di­nary way.

The book, which is the lat­est ti­tle to be pub­lished by Kite, was launched re­cently at Fort St Elmo, in an event animated by Thomas Camil­leri, a lead­ing young ac­tor who starred in ma­jor parts at Lon­don’s West End. Camil­leri kept his au­di­ence cap­ti­vated through his original way of read­ing ex­cerpts from Calleja’s book while perched on a lad­der.

This lat­est pub­li­ca­tion by Kite Group will be avail­able at the Na­tional Book Fes­ti­val to be held at the Mediter­ranean Con­fer­ence Cen­tre in Val­letta be­tween 9 and 13 Novem­ber, and can be pur­chased now on www.kite­group.com or from lead­ing book­stores.

Some of the guests at the book launch

Vic­tor Calleja with Louise, his wife and ed­i­tor

Thomas Camil­leri read­ing from ‘Where’s my brother?’

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