Two stations after Dresden an elderly man stepped into our compartment, spoke a polite word in greeting and then, looking again, nodded to me particularly, as if to a good acquaintance. At first I could not place him, but when with a smile he mentioned his name I remembered him at once: he was one of the most respected dealers in old prints and drawings in Berlin. Before the war I had often examined and bought books and autographs from him. We chatted at first about unimportant matters. Suddenly, without warning, he said: “I’ve got to tell you where I’ve just come from. It’s absolutely the strangest episode I’ve lived through in my thirty-seven years as an art dealer…
About Louis Marvick
Over the span of merely a decade, Louis Marvick has developed a unique prose style of rare elegance, complex beauty and a subtle moral attentiveness in the weird genre. After the novel The ‘Star’ Ushak (Ex Occidente, 2010), the novella The Madman of Tosterglope (Ex Occidente, 2013), and a collection of short stories and novellas, Dissonant Intervals (Side Real, 2016), he has recently written a novel in three episodes whose first two parts have just been published by Zagava.