Voyage to a Phantom City
A spine-tingling adventure across the Sahara, and a heart-breaking romance . . . haunting memories of war and a long-lost America after the tragedy of September 11 . . . a spiritual quest into the heart of darkness . . . and the discovery of the supremely redemptive power of love. "Voyage to a Phantom City" is a philosophical adventure story that spans three continents and an entire generation. It is about love, politics, tragedy and the search for meaning in a chaotic time.
- Paperback | 324 pages
- 140 x 216 x 19mm | 413g
- 16 Feb 2016
- Regent Press
- Illustrations, black and white
" a brilliant, unrelenting, exquisitely-written voyage Voyage to a Phantom City is Christopher Bernard s (in Celine s phrase) voyage au bout de la nuit, his voyage to the end of the night. It is not for the faint of head and definitely not for the sentimentally inclined Despite the many disasters its characters experience because of them it is ultimately a liberation from the false forms of optimism that surround us at every turn." Jack Foley, author of "EYES" and "O Powerful Western Star" " [it] will stay with you long after you close the book." David Grayson "Bernard is the most culturally knowledgeable writer I know of: his resources are huge, awareness of modernist and post-modernist forms, for all I know, total, his virtuosity awesome. Yet Voyage, paradoxically or not, is a real page-turner. Bernard is a poet, with the care for language that that implies you will be ravished with words, with intense and vivid description my recommended place to begin an engagement with Bernard's oeuvre ." Curt Barnes"