A Novel

Helen McClory
NZ$ 27.99
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NZ$ 22.39
h195 x 130mm - 368pg
1 Apr 2021 UK
International import eta 7-19 days
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Bitterhall is a story of obsession told between three unreliable narrators. Daniel, O rla and Tom share a flat and narrate the intersections of their lives, from future-world 3D printing technology to the history of the book, to a stolen nineteenth-century diary written by a dashing gentleman who may not be entirely dead. A Hallowe' en party leads to a series of entanglements, variously a longed-for sexual encounter clouded by madness, a betrayal, and a reality-destroying moment of possession.
' Hauntingly delicious' * Sunday Post * ' A dark novel filled with obsession and intrigue' * Scots Magazine * ' A ghostly, shape-shifting novel from a rising Scottish writer. . . playfully alert to ideas of authenticity, possession and the malleable nature of narrative' * Daily Mail * ' snatched, impressionistic chapters [which] can switch between personal reflection and prose poetry - an elegant style which only gains in effectiveness as the haunted, gothic undercurrent of the novel becomes more apparent' * Herald * ' a true wordsmith and sorcerer who can bend words around her fingers into poetic and fantastic sentences' * Goodreads * ' Told in McClory' s rangy, poetic prose, Bitterhall just works. Beautifully' * Lunate Fiction *
Helen McClory is the author of two story collections, On the Edges of Vision (Queen' s Ferry Press), a winner of the Saltire First Book of the Year award, and Mayhem & Death (404 Ink), as well as a novel, Flesh of the Peach (Freight, 2017). The Goldblum Variations - a collection of experimental micro-fictions - was published by 404 Ink, and Penguin in 2019. Her short stories have been listed for distinction in The Best of British Fantasy (2018), The Best of British and Irish Flash Fictions (2018/19), and nominated for the Pushcart prize. Helen is a part-time lecturer at the University of Glasgow and co-founder of writing retreat Write Toscana.

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