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Song of the Sea God
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Song of the Sea God (Paperback)

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Along with the strange flotsam of the sea, the aptly named John Love drifts in on the grey tide to grace a remote island off the English coast. The stranger, both bedazzling and unnerving, effects an immediate messianic glow upon the bladder-wracked community of odds and sods, making disciples of the most unlikely characters. Chris Hill's visionary and delightfully bizarre novel reads like the gospel for a neophyte religion spawning in the sea foam among strange goings-on. It examines how destiny is the result of the collective will, especially among tribal folk who forever yearn to conform to ancient cants and creeds. Song of the Sea God comes from both the ancient incantations of history and mythology and the awkward cadences of the modern age. The plot is riddled with humour and pathos, which will delight fans of the contemporary British literary novel. With rich symbolism and delicious twists of irony, Hill takes the reader on a microcosmic wild ride in a story told by a mute that starts in a pub called The Vengeance.

Along the way the reader is treated to a feast of psychotic musings that somehow manages to include miracles, Tip Rats, plastic ducks, the life of pebbles, and a Diary of Stools.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Skylight Press Publication Date: 08/10/2012 ISBN-13: 9781908011558  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Chris Hill has lived with his family in Gloucester for 17 years and spent many years working for Gloucestershire Media, first as News Editor of the Citizen and later as Editor of the weekly News Series. He is already established as a short story writer, winning one of Britain's biggest story awards, The Bridport Prize. Song of the Sea God, his first full-length novel, has already been shortlisted for two national awards including the Daily Telegraph Novel in a Year prize.

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