LITERARY REMAINS a collection by R. B. Russell. Hornsea, East Yorkshire, UK; PS Publishing; 2010. 1st trade hardcover edition.
publication date: April 2010.
Cover Artist: Jason Van Hollander.
Synopsis / Contents:
"Ray Russell's stories are captivating for their depth
of mystery and haunting melancholy."
In this collection love and loss tear at the fabric of everyday life and distort reality. What was once objectively familiar is tainted by uncertainty, and soon everything becomes subtly and terrifyingly altered. In "Loup-garou" a young man watches his own past re-enacted as an avante-garde French film. In "Llanfihangel" memories of the past are shown to be incorrect and misinterpreted. In Russell's stories even the present appears to be open to misunderstanding.
When those around you insist that they see the world differently at least you can argue with them. But when you realise that you cannot rely on your own senses then the world becomes a terrifying place indeed.
R.B.RUSSELL has only recently started writing fiction seriously, having previously written lyrics, composed music, and drawn in pen and ink for his own amusement. He runs Tartarus Press with Rosalie Parker from their home in the Yorkshire Dales.
Fine in fine dj. Issued in a trade hardcover edition of 300 copies.