The Ghost Who Bled & other stories will be published by Comma Press in June 2013.
The Ghost Who Bled is a diverse collection of short stories, ranging in tone from black comedy to poignant drama.
The afterlife of a suicide pilot and the sufferings of a tyrant’s body double are two of the book’s (seemingly) fabulous conceits. In stories full of inversion and subversion, we visit Flanders after the flood, follow the meanderings of a senile stateswoman, and watch the act of love become a shared act of revenge.
Other stories imagine politics and intrigue in post-9/11 America, the apocalyptic visions of a Byzantine hermit, the aftermath of the Cambodian killing fields, and a scrivener in Elizabethan London witnessing the murder of Christopher Marlowe. The end story acknowledges the gap between violence as entertainment and its terrible consequences in reality.
The Ghost Who Bled is a book of great variety: a celebration of the freedoms of fiction. Its stories have won awards, been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and have appeared in national journals and magazines.
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You can preorder your copy of The Ghost Who Bled here.