The Ghost Who Bled & other stories will be published by Comma Press in July 2016.
A simple act of gallantry in the Malaysian jungle spawns a lifelong feud in the Home Counties… A fading actor with a terminal illness devises a meticulous plan to leave the stage in style… A pregnant composer contemplates motherhood at the end of civilisation…
Achingly sad and boundlessly inventive, Norminton’s short story collection is as witty and lyrical as it is moving. Including deeply insecure time travellers, medieval mystics and futuristic body-modification cults, the stories in The Ghost Who Bled amount to a tour de force of literary world building, blending the historical sensibilities of Andrew Miller with the speculative dystopias of J.G. Ballard, all infused with the morbid ingenuity of Roald Dahl.
“Witty, intelligent, crunchily written, Norminton’s collection is pure reading pleasure.” Neel Mukherjee
“Gregory Norminton’s tautly written, mordant short stories make the reader sit up and think. Startlingly original imagery and that rare thing, moral and political bite.” Maggie Gee
“All the doors of the imagination are open to Gregory Norminton… This collection roves magnificently from one side of the world to the other, bringing together people and their predicaments as only its author can. Read it and be transported, too.” Michael Caines
You can preorder your copy of The Ghost Who Bled here.