The Coiled Serpent : 'So inventive that it makes other writing seem uncourageous'-9781838956356

The Coiled Serpent : 'So inventive that it makes other writing seem uncourageous'

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Author(s): Grudova, Camilla,
Binding: Hardback,
Date of Publication: 02/11/2023,
Pagination: 208 pages,
Series: N/A,
Imprint: Atlantic Books,
Published By: ATLANTIC BOOKS ,
Book Classification: The arts,
Dimensions: 144 x 224 x 23
ISBN13/EAN/SKU: 9781838956356

'Utterly triumphant... She's a thoroughly sui generis visionary - and, after reading The Coiled Serpent, I'd say one of the most startlingly original writers we've got.' A K Blakemore, GuardianA little girl throws up Gloria-Jean's teeth after an explosion at the custard factory; Pax, Alexander, and Angelo are hypnotically enthralled by a book that promises them enlightenment if they keep their semen inside their bodies; Victoria is sent to a cursed hotel for ailing girls when her period mysteriously stops. In a damp, putrid spa, the exploitative drudgery of work sparks revolt; in a Margate museum, the new Director curates a venomous garden for public consumption.

In Grudova's unforgettably surreal style, these stories expose the absurdities behind contemporary ideas ofwork, Britishness and art-making, to conjure a singular, startling strangeness that proves the deft skill of a writerat the top of her game.