Helen McClory

 Helen McClory lives in Edinburgh and grew up between there and the isle of Skye. Her first collection, On the Edges of Vision, won the Saltire First Book of the Year 2015. Her debut novel, Flesh of the Peach, was published by Freight in Spring 2017. There is a moor and a cold sea in her heart.   Books:  -  On The Edges of Vision - Mayhem & Death - The Goldblum Variations

Helen McClory lives in Edinburgh and grew up between there and the isle of Skye. Her first collection, On the Edges of Vision, won the Saltire First Book of the Year 2015. Her debut novel, Flesh of the Peach, was published by Freight in Spring 2017. There is a moor and a cold sea in her heart.

Books:
On The Edges of Vision
- Mayhem & Death
- The Goldblum Variations

"Angela Carter for the millennial generation."

Meena Kandasamy (When I Hit You)

"Lyrical Gothic niblets. Shiny dark licorice mind candy: nothing quite like them." 

- Margaret Atwood on Mayhem & Death and On The Edges of Vision.

"McClory is clearly one of the best new writers to have emerged in Scotland in the last few years."

- The Herald

 
 MAYHEM & DEATH  In the anticipated follow-up collection to 2015’s award-winning On the Edges of Vision, Helen McClory returns delving deeper into descriptively mythical yet recognisable stories woven from dark and light, human fear and fortune.   Swimming and suffering. Spikes loom ever-threatening. A weight against the throat. Sea where the dead lie pressed into a layer of silt. A silent documentary through a terrible place. Mary Somerville, future Queen of Science. A coven of two. A polar companion.   Mayhem & Death is the matured, darker companion to On the Edges of Vision and shows McClory’s ever expanding ability to envelop and entrance her readers with lyrical language of lore, stunning settings and curious characters. It includes woodcut-style illustrations to accompany each short story.

MAYHEM & DEATH

In the anticipated follow-up collection to 2015’s award-winning On the Edges of Vision, Helen McClory returns delving deeper into descriptively mythical yet recognisable stories woven from dark and light, human fear and fortune. 

Swimming and suffering. Spikes loom ever-threatening. A weight against the throat. Sea where the dead lie pressed into a layer of silt. A silent documentary through a terrible place. Mary Somerville, future Queen of Science. A coven of two. A polar companion. 

Mayhem & Death is the matured, darker companion to On the Edges of Vision and shows McClory’s ever expanding ability to envelop and entrance her readers with lyrical language of lore, stunning settings and curious characters. It includes woodcut-style illustrations to accompany each short story.

 ON THE EDGES OF VISION   'Angela Carter for the millennial generation' - Meena Kandasamy   In On the Edges of Vision, unease sounds itself in the language of legend.  Images call on memory, on the monstrous self. In Helen McClory’s award-winning, daring debut collection, the skin prickles against sweeps of light or darkness, the fantastic or the frightful; deep water, dark woods, or scattered flesh in desert sand.   Whether telling of a boy cyclops or a pretty dead girl, drowned sailors or the devil himself, each story draws the reader towards not bleakness but a tale half-told, a truth half-true: that the monster is human, and only wants to reach out and take you by the hand.

ON THE EDGES OF VISION

'Angela Carter for the millennial generation' - Meena Kandasamy

In On the Edges of Vision, unease sounds itself in the language of legend.  Images call on memory, on the monstrous self. In Helen McClory’s award-winning, daring debut collection, the skin prickles against sweeps of light or darkness, the fantastic or the frightful; deep water, dark woods, or scattered flesh in desert sand. 

Whether telling of a boy cyclops or a pretty dead girl, drowned sailors or the devil himself, each story draws the reader towards not bleakness but a tale half-told, a truth half-true: that the monster is human, and only wants to reach out and take you by the hand.

 THE GOLDBLUM VARIATIONS   You like Jeff Goldblum. We like Jeff Goldblum. Helen McClory  really  likes Jeff Goldblum.   Enjoy The Goldblum Variations, a collection of flash fictions, stories and games on the one and only Jeff Goldblum as he, and alternate versions of himself, travels through the known (and unknown) universe in a mighty celebration of weird and wonderful Goldbluminess.  Maybe he’s cooking, maybe he’s wearing a nice jumper, maybe he’s reading this very pamphlet. The possibilities are endless.  Treat yourself, because all that glitters is Goldblum.

THE GOLDBLUM VARIATIONS

You like Jeff Goldblum. We like Jeff Goldblum. Helen McClory really likes Jeff Goldblum.

Enjoy The Goldblum Variations, a collection of flash fictions, stories and games on the one and only Jeff Goldblum as he, and alternate versions of himself, travels through the known (and unknown) universe in a mighty celebration of weird and wonderful Goldbluminess.

Maybe he’s cooking, maybe he’s wearing a nice jumper, maybe he’s reading this very pamphlet. The possibilities are endless.

Treat yourself, because all that glitters is Goldblum.

 
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