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A Letter To Gwyn

Set in late 20th Century Wales, this humorous and at times tragic novel follows the narrator’s recollections of childhood. While unearthing memories in search of subject material for a much overdue letter to his eccentric and tyrannical grandfather Gwyn, the author reveals a sinister mystery in the family. Immersed in a fusion of comic biographical writing, gothic fiction, and involuntary memory styles, the reader is invited to listen to the dreams and innermost thoughts of the inhabitants of Nanternis in Aberystwyth in this story about the permeation of loss in everyday living, and the value of reminiscence.


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Year – 2018

Publisher – Zarathustra Books


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The Deformed Visitor

When an extraterrestrial traveller arrives on the London Underground, she is mistaken for a disabled and grotesquely disfigured girl. Neglected by unsettled commuters, she finds solace by forming an intimate friendship with a stray dog. Exploring themes such as loneliness, physical beauty, and prejudice, The Deformed Visitor is a challenging novella which deconstructs the science fiction genre, and rebuilds the human heart.


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Year – 2018

Publisher – Zarathustra Books


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 The Noon Bell

A quiet study of sound, smell and daydreaming, The Noon Bell explores the delights and fears of remembering and forgetting. Written in twelve aphoristic chapters and told during the twelve resonant chimes of a village church bell, an Alpine region of Switzerland sets the scene in this poetic and philosophical short story about the search for a recurrent dream.


ISBN – 9780993338632 
Price – £6.99
Year – 2016
Publisher – Zarathustra Books   


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 Quiet Cinema

A study in the poetics of audio dynamics, Quiet Cinema strives to cultivate the timbre of film sound. Arguing that cinema had made a mistake by misinterpreting the soundtrack, the author asks: ‘what kind of a filmmaker would I be had the silent era completed its task before the arrival of sound?’. Exploring the lost secrets of audio-visual language by proposing quiet tools such as audio framing, audio opacity, and sound leitmotiv, this visionary essay revisits the films of Tati, Bresson, Tarkovsky, Hitchcock, Dreyer, Buñuel and others in search of quietness.


ISBN – 9780993338649
Price – £6.99
Year – 2017
Publisher – Zarathustra Books


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