The Vorrh

The Vorrh - Vorrh Trilogy

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Synopsis

'A benchmark not just for imaginative writing but for the human imagination in itself...Read this book, and marvel.' Alan Moore

'A work of genius.' Iain Sinclair

'Brian Catling is simply a genius. His writing is so extraordinary it hurts.' Terry Gilliam

In the tradition of China Miéville, Michael Moorcock and Alasdair Gray, B. Catling's The Vorrh is literary dark fantasy which wilfully ignores boundaries, crossing over into surrealism, magic-realism, horror and steampunk.

In B. Catling's twisting, poetic narrative, Bakelite robots lie broken - their hard shells cracked by human desire - and an inquisitive Cyclops waits for his keeper and guardian, growing in all directions. Beyond the colonial city of Essenwald lies the Vorrh, the forest which sucks souls and wipes minds. There, a writer heads out on a giddy mission to experience otherness, fallen angels observe humanity from afar, and two hunters - one carrying a bow carved from his lover, the other a charmed Lee-Enfield rifle - fight to the end.

Thousands of miles away, famed photographer Eadweard Muybridge attempts to capture the ultimate truth, as rifle heiress Sarah Winchester erects a house to protect her from the spirits of her gun's victims.s.

Book information

ISBN: 9781473606630
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Imprint: Coronet
Pub date:
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Weight: 356g
Height: 200mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 30mm