Monday, 7 September 2015

Ed's Wife and Other Creatures has landed!



Stunning - a gorgeously produced book, a real fizz to open my copies and sit on the floor going "Hey! Look who's here!"

Weirdwonderful and full of poetic truth.    We like to think we know our partner but this funny collection of stories shows just how complex our nearest and dearest can be. For some people, it can be a horrifying idea but Ed's Wife shows how wonderful 'different' can be.
                                                                                                       Andrew G Marshall 

This gorgeous book of beautifully illustrated short texts excavates the deep love between a man and a woman using  insect and animal behaviour as  a brilliant way to articulate the complexities of affection, bonding, intimacy, attraction, sex, loneliness and loss. A fabulous blurring  of short-short fiction and prose poetry, which cumulatively creates a novelistic experience as well as being a delightful dip-in dip-out box of bite size chunks you can enjoy on their own.
                                                                                                        David Gaffney


This collection of beautifully-illustrated, funny and poignant miniatures illuminates one of life's essential challenges: recognising that, although we look similar, The Other (even The Other who shares our bed), may actually be as different from us as another species. If you love me, Ed's wife is saying, don't pin me down, fix me in amber. Just let me be this... and this ... and this. Ed wakes up not knowing who - or what - will be there, struggling to understand, to accept, to just be.
                                                                                                        Tania Hershman 


Ed's Wife is published by Liquorice Fish Books, a new imprint of Cinnamon Press.

Liquorice Fish Books is a new imprint from Cinnamon Press to promote the innovative and idiosyncratic in contemporary writing: writers who are passionate and committed to finding an individual voice and approach to their writing; who are restless and want to explore the many possibilities inherent in language and the written word; or who wish to celebrate and extend the vibrant and varied traditions — and anti-traditions &8212; that emerged during the 20th Century but which have been too often marginalised and belittled by the world of corporate authorship

If you would like a copy, Ed is £8.99 plus p and p from all the usual suspects, but please support the indie presses by buying direct! 
 http://cinnamonpress.com/index.php/hikashop-menu-for-products-listing/fiction/product/104-ed-s-wife-and-other-creatures-vanessa-gebbie-ill-lynn-roberts

1 comment:

  1. It looks an absolute delight - can't wait to read it.

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