Country Life

Jobless, young Dennis Chaikowsky is house-sitting for his parents in the back end of nowhere, near a nuclear power station on the coast. His attempts at musical composition are stymied by his complicated relationship with his Neo-Marxist poet friend, city-dweller Tarquin; his sexual obsession with Alison, a.k.a Wanda, who works in the power station by day and is a singer by night; and his fear and awe of her rock musician husband Severin. It’s an unsustainable comedy, but the world outside, natural and unnatural, described in Edwards’ unnerving prose, doesn’t care.

“Really a great sustained resilient and berserk piece of work.” Fanny Howe on Nostalgia for Unknown Cities (published as Down With Beauty)

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AUTHOR

Ken Edwards

ISBN

9781910061244

GENRE

Fiction

PAGES

230

DATE PUBLISHED

1st November 2015

Iain Sinclair, The Observer

“Hypnagogic derangement as the urban dream dissolves before our eyes.”