The Erstwhile Vol 2 In The Vorrh Trilogy

The second book by Brian Catling RA in The Vorrh Trilogy returns us to the vast and unknowable African jungle. Follow rumours of the original Garden of Eden to Europe and a surreal cast of characters including William Blake, escaped angels, the former cyclops Ishmael and Bakelite robots.
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No. of Pages 480
Fabric & material Hardback
SKU 02085883

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What comes as a contrast here to the first volume is a quiet comedy, while the eeriness swirls in the background. This volume is as much Ealing Studios as James Ensor. Parts of Ishmael’s story evoke John Buchan and Erskine Childers and Anthony Hope, all swashbuckle and smarmy charm. Even in the most extreme moments Catling has an eye to the wry, to the momentous absurdity of just being a thing made of flesh in a world that is not.
Stuart Kelly, The Guardian.

Brian Catling RA is a multi-media artist, novelist and poet, currently Professor of Fine Art at The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford. He has exhibited his work internationally since the 1970s.

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