This is a digital mock-up. Actual item may differ.

Barking Circus

Douglas Thompson

62 
Choose another edition:
Edition*
*incl. taxes, excl. shipping

Details

Status available
Release Date Winter 2020
Limitation 176 copies
Size 16 × 24 cm
Pages 340
Weight 700 g
ISBN 978-3-945795-61-3
Edition numbered edition
Workmanship Thread-stitched hardcover, head- and tailband, silk ribbon page marker.
14 illustrations, text printed in 2 colors, red and black.

Content

In the early days of the 21st century, an ‘Unknown Executive’ is killed by a passing car near Park Circus, the architectural office quarter of Glasgow. From his briefcase spill a series of mysterious and outlandish story fragments which blow across surrounding districts over subsequent days, each found and read by a diverse range of local characters. A far future Britain overtaken by rising sea levels, a near-future Scotland in which a nuclear accident has displaced the lowland populations to new experimental settlements in the north, an America in which NASA has begun a mining colony on a distant planet to the detriment of its hapless alien inhabitants. Each of these narratives do little to help the police establish the dead man ‘s identity, but point instead to a higher reality, a series of metaphorical futures that throw light on the enduring enigmas of human life and love: the struggle for freedom against the forces of tyranny and decay, the adverse effects of social-exclusion at the personal and societal level, and the transformative power of art.