Keith Balaam did things.
Between 1994 and 2000 he volunteered in Russia, wrote a book about Prince, and had an organ transplant. He was a bit like that.
He was also my dad. And in 2001, aged 47, he died.
In 2014 I was given a box. It was full of papers addressed to him, threads of stories, and answers. It was the other half of a conversation I’d only ever had in daydreams. Within minutes of opening the box, I’d booked a plane ticket.
Me & You Again is a brief and frantic look at what can happen when you try to fill the space between memories, and how exploring old stories can take you all over the world.
Cover image by Sam O’Donovan-Jones.
PRAISE FOR ME & YOU AGAIN
Amazon Kindle #1 Bestseller — February 2016
“Poignant and funny … the man’s a fine writer” — Mike Sowden, author of Fevered Mutterings
“A delightful piece of memoir meets travel writing” — Simon Varwell, author of Up The Creek Without a Mullet
“What an intriguing story … this book is a must read” — Amazon.com Reviewer
“It made me cry on the 148 bus and I didn’t even mind” — Amazon.co.uk Reviewer
“Heart-warming” — The Weston Mercury
“I haven’t got around to it yet” — My mum