A macabre intelligence is alive in these stories — in turns funny, shocking and strangely apt — a Zeitgeist of 21st century Gothic. Not for the squeamish. A great range of different styles and subjects come together, providing an alternate reading experience that re-reads the real in the hue of comic black. The mundane and the supernatural bed down together in these tales, but only one of them is sleeping!
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The second collection of stories from Pandril Press, edited by Dave Chadwick and Nicky Harlow explores the ambiguities and
nuances of love in its most diverse,
startling and destructive guises.
This fresh anthology from published and new writers brings
together lyrical, compelling and sometimes comic voices to tell tales of
corrosive self-adoration, nuclear family fallout, forlorn desire, derelict
affairs, and the quest for true(ish) love.
‘An attractive and intriguing blend of themes and
styles. It reveals the poetry and mystery beneath the
surface of the everyday …’ Frances Thimann, author of
‘Some stories are poignant, others funny, but all open a
crack into the lives and feelings of others. This interesting book demonstrates
the potential, breadth and variety of the short story form. A good read.’ Jo Cannon, author of Insignificant
‘Pandril takes you on a tour of that most foreign of countries:
the one you live in, where the people are strange and the agendas incomprehensible … The
accommodation is terrific. The food, sustaining. The transport, life
threatening. Take the trip!’ Brindley
Hallam Dennis, author of A Penny Spitfire, Talking to Owls and creator of
collection of 12 short stories from Pandril Press, a regional
publishing enterprise that aims to promote emerging writing talent. Pandril
Press was formed by myself and six other writers who began working
together on a master’s degree course in Creative Writing at Manchester
Metropolitan University in 2007.
In her foreword to the new collection, Ailsa Cox, a short fiction specialist at Edge Hill University at Ormskirk, said: “Panopticon introduces
seven exciting new talents, and also marks the arrival of a new
publishing venture in the North West. This is a great beginning; I’m
looking forward to what they do next.”
The books are available through Amazon.co.uk and good bookstores everywhere!
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