Road Trip by Marvin Thompson – the start of a long and beautiful journey

Written by Shameera Nair Lin for Lucy Writers Platform on Wednesday, February 17th, 2021

Marvin Thompson’s debut collection, Road Trip, is as perfectly titled as it has been structured. Throughout, the reader is set on a path of ambitious exploration – we experience the voices of Gerald Oswald Archibald Thompson, a young woman called Rochelle, Thompson’s children, a guilty man and Thompson himself. To craft such a dynamic range of perspectives within one collection is no easy task; Thompson takes on the challenge adroitly.