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Chasm: A Weekend

Chasm: A Weekend

A Surrealist novel in the vein of Angela Carter, about love and beauty and dark secrets.

Played out like the command of an oracle are the events that stain one night in the improbable setting of this desert tale. Rearing its impudent architecture like insult on a landscape of quiet beauty is Windcote, “its very name a masquerade,” where inhabitants and guests find themselves driven by obsessions and confusions they have never faced before. Here doors open and close and open again. They hide, release, reveal, and ruin. In this web of tangled imperatives is the child, Destina, untouched by the fevers and failures around her. Her own world is outside in the mystery-locked canyon where, for the time of this story, she seems to find her own truth
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 31st January 2019

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9780349012636

Reviews

Tanning's fictional debut unquestionably deserves to be recognised as a complete artistic success . . . Told in confident, fluid prose highlighted by passages of hallucinatory beauty.
Nicholas Royle, Guardian
It seems hardly fair that Dorothea Tanning, in a long, passionately inventive career as a painter, should have acquired as well the other harmony of prose, and that her passionate inventions as a writer should be so lovingly, so wisely resolved
Richard Howard