ON THE EDGES OF VISION - HELEN MCCLORY
Other titles: Mayhem & Death, The Goldblum Variations.
‘Her edgy stories transmit the strangeness of realities in a way that’s comforting precisely because so unsettling. She’s a writer completely unafraid.’ - Ali Smith
‘Shiny dark licorice mind candy: nothing quite like them’ - Margaret Atwood
'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.