"Hollywood uses a clear, straightforward prose style - there is no excess baggage in these stories, but his prose is often lifted
with a beautiful poetic use of language, sensuous descriptions, or key images used in a symbolic way. You know you would
like to be further drawn into these particular worlds..."
- Clare Shannon on Lead City & Other Stories, Fortnight
As Thomas and Judith embark for England en route to their French holiday,a bizarre incident occurs on the ship as they leave Belfast.
A relic of thedark days of the north's troubles is on board and the encounter darkens Thomas' mood.
Luggage, Hollywood's first novel, mixes elements of a taut thriller with the colourful adventures of a 'road' story to produce a novel
at once disturbing and captivating.
Are the Belfast pair on the road? On the run? Or simply on their holidays? Asthe couple travel through the French countryside,
Judith tries to get to the bottom of her husband's unease only to find that the answer lies in whatever happened on the boat that
first evening out of Belfast.
Peter Hollywood was born in Newry, Co. Down, in 1959. His has worked at a variety of jobs including bookselling and teaching. He
has previously published two collections, Jane Alley (Pretani Press, 1987) and, Lead City & Other Stories (Lagan Press, 2002).
He lives in Belfast with his wife and three children.