So Long! Godspeed! So Long!
A weird assassination plot realized by the grim determination of its own delusion; the mundane inevitability of a nameless epidemic liberating the hatred barely concealed beneath the surface of the everyday; the devastating and permanent cruelty that resides within the structure of one house and its street; bored freelance journalists (but not), on heroin or substitute; the erotic snow-play of the morally compromised; the detached lust and cold wrecked love that these times demand; neo-luddites, shit writers, legitimate business personages, staunch apple preservation fanatics revelling in the political significance of the fruit, parents scared by the presses into the most dreadful abuse, walking ciphers, creeps, perverts, losers all, the fallen! the fallen! Bloated with the irony and futility and perverse sexuality and dreams that make a life, these stories dissect the tedium of the twenty-first century and lay bare the atrophied heart of long-gone dreams. They are tales of lines indistinct, smeared between truths and good, between life and selves. They are your flickering eyelids, the piercing glare of our cherished electricals, the tears in the dark wept by a hopeless failing Britain.
- Paperback | 308 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 17.78mm | 530.7g
- 28 Jan 2015
- United Kingdom
About Nicholas Flower
Nicholas Flower is the author of the short story collections "So Long! Godspeed! So Long!" and "Smiling I Blame TV," and the novel "The Nuclear Powered Heart." He is currently editing and annotating Herman Henschel Koprowsky's "Encyclopaedia of Imagined Objects." He lives in Norwich with his wife and daughter.