These accomplished, gothic-infused stories impress in terms of their range and unexpected twists - this is an exceptional debut collection that includes the title novella, 'The Gorgon Flower'. A young woman is haunted by the disappearance of her grandmother, a brilliant mathematician whose research uncovered the basis for parallel universes. A botanist travels across the seas in search of an elusive, deadly flower that was also his late father's obsession. A talented painter produces his best work - unsettling masterpieces with strange, fantastical elements - years after he was last seen in person. In this gothic-inspired collection of stories, John Richards pushes the limits of what short fiction can be. With settings that range from rural France to medieval Italy and nineteenth-century Borneo, The Gorgon Flower is an impressively crafted, engrossing debut by a bold new writer.

Paperback / softback  Trade paperback (UK)  288pp  h226mm  x  w153mm  x s24mm  360g 

ISBN13: 9780702266409