Last Bird Singing
Winner of the Glen Dimplex Award for fiction 2009
“Walking Clifton Street, in any direction, is like going to your own funeral.”
Last Bird Singing is a blacker than black Cardiff novel by first time novelist Allan Bush.
Praise for Last Bird Singing:
"To be sucked into the slipstream of this ice-cold odyssey through Cardiff past and present is to confront a brute reality which Allan Bush creates in prose as clear and iridescent as oil-slicked puddles on a city street. No one, but no one, has ever written about Cardiff’s deep reality like Bush does: attempts at Noir pale into insignificance before its deep and disturbing blackness of vision." – Dai Smith
"A beautifully bleak ode to Cardiff…poetic, visceral, dark and rain-soaked. I’ve found a new hero in 70-year old Roath resident Allan Bush". Buzz Magazine, April 2008