Two book deal - Please and Still
‘To publish two such accomplished and deeply rewarding books simultaneously is a remarkable achievement.’ – Planet
Award-winning novelist and poet Christopher Meredith publishes two new books simultaneously. Order them both as a set for the discounted price of £15.00.
Christopher Meredith’s new poetry collection Still, uses the title word as a fulcrum to balance various paradoxical concerns: stillness and motion, memory and forgetting, sanity and madness, survival and extinction. Lively and thought-provoking, this is a beautifully crafted, humane and intelligent collection.
“Lyrical, always surprising, Meredith 'fixes stillness' in absences here. His perfect ear tunes in so precisely – especially to the natural world, it's 'edge of sense' – we are left haunted á la Frost, by a deep lonliness in the human condition.” – Paul Henry
‘By any yardstick, Still is a major achievement’ – The Yorkshire Times
In the short novel Please, Octogenarian language geek Vernon, who’s never written a book, tries to find a way to write the story of his long marriage to Hannah. Under the comic surface of Vernon’s pompous voice hides a story of murderous fantasy, obsession, passion and regret. A verbally brilliant tragicomic short novel with some surprising twists and a moving denouement.
“Meredith at his darkest and funniest. This is the work of a master.” – Tom Bullough
“The most wry, witty and wicked novel I expect to read this year.” – Sheenagh Pugh