- Title: FLOWERS OF THE SEA (Signed Trade Paperback)
- Author: Reggie OLIVER
- Publisher: Tartarus Press
- Published: 2018
- Edition: Second
- Ref: 12591
About The Book
This is a Second trade paperback Edition. (The title was first published in 2013). Unread. Contains thirteen stories and two novellas.
The book SIGNED by Reggie Oliver on the title page.
SYNOPSIS: “This is the sixth collection of ‘strange stories’ by Reggie Oliver. Oliver’s variety of subject matter, wit, characterisation and stylistic elegance are on display, as is his gift for telling a good story.
There are two novellas in this collection. ‘Lord of the Fleas’ is a study of a sinister eighteenth-century architect, told through various documents, including an unpublished fragment of Boswell’s Life of Dr Johnson, and a series of increasingly desperate letters from a young woman to her cousin in the style of the epistolary novels of Fanny Burney.
The other novella, ‘A Child’s Problem’, inspired by a painting in the Tate Gallery by Richard Dadd, was nominated for ‘best novella’ in the Shirley Jackson Awards of 2012.
Contents: A Child’s Problem; Striding Edge; Hand to Mouth; Singing Blood; Flowers of the Sea; Lord of the Fleas; Didman’s Corner; The Posthumous Messiah; Charm; Between Four Yew; The Spooks of Shellborough; Süssmayr’s Requiem; Come Into My Parlour; Lightning; Waving to the Boats; Author’s Note’.
Packed weight 640gms. IN STOCK FOR IMMEDIATE DESPATCH