Jottings from a Far Away Place
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Jottings from a Far Away Place

by Brendan Connell
Release date: November 2015
Type: speculative fiction
Genres: fantasy, mainstream, short stories

Ranging on the fringes of imagination and erudition, forming a mosaic of stories, maxims and sketches, at once fragmentary and cumulative, Jottings from a Far Away Place combines the timeless, mannered assurance of the Eastern discursive essay with the experimentation of the Western avant-garde. As the focus shifts between fantastic tales and studies of viciousness, the reader is treated to, among myriad other things, the adventures of a Taoist guitar player, a bloody episode with Countess de Báthory, a recipe for cinnabar sauce, and the story of a man who has been reincarnated as a spoon.

A book that is like a collection of bulletins from the world of dreams.

Contents:

  • Observations
  • Habitually Dancing
  • Showing the World
  • Entrusting
  • A Ramshackle Village
  • Ghost Cave
  • Gradual Activity
  • Uncommon
  • Defilements
  • Gesture of Bowing
  • Many-Coloured Eyebrows
  • Entities
  • Maladjustment
  • Nothing to Hide
  • Slow Amulets
  • Irreversibility
  • Emerging from a Trance
  • Treasures
  • Wild Ducks
  • Tissues and Banners
  • Constant Principle
  • Holding Up the Sky
  • Red Dalmatics
  • Bewilderment
  • Sacred Contours
  • Giggling Flutes
  • Worn-Out Straw Sandals
  • Generating Worlds
updated 2017-01-16

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