Light Boxes

Light Boxes

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 03/06/2010
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Quirky, original and strangely haunting. The story of an endless February, missing children and a girl who smells of honey and smoke. Dark in places (and s... READ MORE
Jackie Carreira at Bury St Edmunds
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Light Boxes
Imaginative, unusual, a little bit dark and a little bit off the edge of the page! A thoroughly enjoyable little book (literally - very small) that's a rea... READ MORE
Jackie Carreira at Bury St Edmunds
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A Weird and Wonderful find
I actually thought this looked good in Books Quarterly and after just 2 sittings over my lunch hours I devoured Jones' beautiful prose and will recommend i... READ MORE
Christopher Smith

Synopsis

February is persecuting the townspeople. It has been winter for more than three hundred days. All forms of flight are banned and the children have started to disappear, taken from their beds in the middle of the night. The priests hang ominous sheets of parchment on the trees, signed 'February'. And somewhere on the outskirts of the town lives February himself, with the girl who smells of honey and smoke...

In short bursts of intensely poetic language, this beautifully strange and otherworldly first novel tells the story of the people in the town and their efforts to combat the mysterious spectre of February. Steeped in visual imagery, this is a hauntingly enigmatic modern fairy tale - in which nothing is as it seems.

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780241144954
  • Number of pages: 176
  • Weight: 109g
  • Dimensions: 150 x 111 x 13 mm

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Enchanting novella
A fairy story for grown ups. This is a quirky, enchanting and sometimes scary novella full of dark beauty and vibrant imagery. At times surreal, it's easil... READ MORE
Robin Leggett