Human Wishes / Enemy Combatant (Paperback)

Human Wishes / Enemy Combatant By Edmond Caldwell, Joseph G. Ramsey (Afterword by) Cover Image
By Edmond Caldwell, Joseph G. Ramsey (Afterword by)
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The unnamed, somewhat paranoid hero's experiences of "In-Between places" such as an airport baggage reclaim area, a hotel complex that exists solely to cater for bumped airline passengers, a rest stop, and a shopping mall, are achingly funny. But the humour takes increasingly dark turns: the "literary novel" is turned inside out as we encounter a plot to kidnap and replace the critic James Wood, an unknown play allegedly by Samuel Beckett (featuring Dr Johnson and his cat Hodge) is discovered and its fugitive production discussed, and, finally, the horror of the Palestinian Nakba is confronted.

First published in 2012, this novel was received enthusiastically before quickly slipping out of print. Our edition, including an afterword by Joseph G Ramsey, is published by agreement with Edmond Caldwell's estate.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781874400851
ISBN-10: 1874400857
Publisher: Grand Iota
Publication Date: March 1st, 2022
Pages: 300
Language: English