The intervening fortnight has been a little surreal. Those attending have been uniformly complimentary. The event was really well organised and my speech seemed to go down ok, There's an extract on YouTube and here's the text. The glow has been longer-lasting than I ever could have imagined.
Now the hard work begins. Grosse Fugue was never going to be a supersonic best-seller. It will rely on word-of-mouth and good reviews. A debut novelist and a little-known publisher make getting reviews a real challenge. My belief in the book resides as much in its ability to haunt readers and make them want to talk about it as it does in the way it's written and narrative strength.
I hope that as many people as possible evangelise it to their friends and family and, with luck, post reviews on Amazon. Here are the ones already up.