The Stream and the Torrent

Brian Howell

Out of print


Status Out of print
Release Date Autumn 2014
Limitation 86 copies
Size 13 × 25 cm
Pages 159
Weight 491 g
ISBN 978-3-9816093-4-9
Edition numbered edition
Workmanship Thread-stitched hardcover in illustrated dustjacket, silk ribbon page marker, illustrated endpapers, frontispiece. Signed by the author.


“Having been rescued from prison and torture in Haarlem, as of 1632 Torrentius is confined to a secret chamber in White Hall to be the King’s painter. He is not allowed to go out except at night and the early morning and must show a special pass to the guards. After making the acquaintance of a fellow Dutch painter one morning, Simon, he visits him and his wife, who reminds him of one of his many amours in Holland. Later, King Charles asks him to do a portrait of himself and his wife.
So begins a fascinating novel of history, magic and moral terror.
A grand oeuvre in the tradition of Leo Perutz.”