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"A unsettling yet utterly gripping novel that keeps the reader on tenterhooks as the split narratives career headlong towards a startling denouément. It is a story that holds you fast and stays with you long after you’ve turned the last page."
Patrick Janson-Smith, Publisher, Blue Door
“Those whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad.”
Stringy Billy finds his way through life, sometimes limping, sometimes singing, sometimes having a laugh and sometimes hanging by just a single thread.
“It is only through explanation that disentanglement can occur.”
What does a person do to alter the course of their troubled life?
For the playful, young William Ashton the answer is in a kaleidoscope and the garden of mirrors. For Stringy Billy it’s a guitar and the Devil at the crossroads. Seaton Redland’s solution is to become born again and for Andrew Lewis it is something else altogether.
The distinction between Emotional Disturbance, Personality Disorder and Identity Theft becomes indistinguishable when the main protagonists eventually meet at Reeney’s behest.
It seems that only Reeney can help them all and yet her existence seems totally dependent on the others. Their lives are inextricably linked – linked by pain, misunderstanding, murder and a dark thread that attempts to link the Fool to the Bearer of Truth. Lee Johns seems to be the only one to survive. He is still out there somewhere.
“This is a psychological tour de force for the central characters. It covers a world of fundamentalist religion, string theory, a series of inner struggles, a wish to be loved, to be understood, to achieve and ultimately a wish to avoid being caught. This is not just the account of one person. It could easily be the story of us all.”
Four extremely diverse characters learn that they have one thing in common.
West Yorkshire: Seaton copes with thebone of his bones and flesh of his flesh. Gen.2.23
“One dull thud of an heavy hammer should have been enough.”
But he struck her twice. He took her purse, ran off down snicket across Birstall’s yard, past pigpens, over fields and on to main road. He was seen twice according to Old Bill. Once running across cobbles that led to Birstall’s barn. Dog had barked apparently and their Eileen had looked out of kitchen window. He was wearing black, she said, running shoes and a hood. She saw him chuck hammer into nettles at side of tractor. Jimmy Hepplethwaite and Chantelle Tunstall saw him leap a fence, cut right across field and run down to main road. They thought he was getting on a bike; they certainly heard one start up and then saw headlights moving off down Denton Road in direction of Branley. It was dark and they couldn’t verify clothing or anything, but Jimmy said he thought that bloke’s head was covered up.
“That one dull thud should have done though.” Police kept saying that when they came round. Detective Inspector Walton was his name.
“If this story doesn’t disturb you, you’re not normal.”
As Read By Pete Howells
will be available from Sunday 29th April 2012
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