The ‘Old Man’ is finally published!


It’s taken more than two years to complete but my collection of literary short stories and essays is finally ready and will be available to the public on the 17th March.

To make sure you get your Kindle copy you can pre-order yours right now – just click here to go to (if the site doesn’t offer to take you to your own local Amazon then just go to your own preferred Amazon page and google the book title or even ‘D K Powell’ and you’ll find it).

Here’s the blurb about the book:

Twenty-two short fiction stories and semi-fictional essays which individually stand alone but together takes the reader on an imaginary journey from childhood in 1980s Britain to adulthood as a teacher, to life in Bangladesh and finally to old age (and beyond) in contemporary Britain.

Separate characters, narrators and scenarios present different fictional ideas yet hidden within each is a kernel of truth, deliberately masked, about the author behind them all. Here we meet schoolboys hiding from witches, terrified teachers, dangerous school Heads, magical instruments, mysterious prisons and (extra)ordinary women – yet everything has some basis in reality. The stories explore difficult themes such as childhood innocence, abuse, sex, love, religion and death.

Some stories and essays connect together to form a chronological thread while others contradict each other or imagine alternative lives. All of them are intended to amuse or challenge the reader’s understanding of life and, if they take the time to look closely, to reveal pencil marks hidden behind the paint.

Contains some strong language and adult content.

Want to read something while you wait for ‘Old Man’ to come?

Praise for ‘Sonali’

“At the very least if you are not familiar at all with life in Asia, this book should leave you more curious about the cultures and worlds out there…”

“Beautiful book with pictures that capture the beauty of Bangladesh, the culture and the people living there…”

“I love how this book invites you directly into the homes of the people and takes you on a tour of incredible moments…”

“I have read this book over and over and it never gets tired…”

“Brought back lots of fond memories for me…”

“A beautiful book that allows the reader an incredible window into everyday life in rural Bangladesh…”

Sonali is available both in Kindle and paperback formats here


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