In these dystopian times, join us for an evening of readings and music to launch Ciarán Walsh’s The Sickness – Book One.
During the launch there will be short readings from
Craig Schüftan (www.craigschuftan.com)
Adrian Duncan (www.adrianduncan.eu)
Sophie Erlund (www.sophieerlund.com)
Lindsay Lawson (www.lindsaylawson.com)
DJ and musician Yair Etziony (http://false-ind.com/) will compose a playlist inspired by the book and the sci-fi genre.
The Sickness is a series of four novellas exploring memory, anxiety, perception and the body. In the near-future world of the novellas, a barely-understood pandemic has struck the population, but those directly affected cease to exist at the level of public discourse, their deaths discussed neither by the authorities nor by the public at large.
Book One concerns itself with the story of Alex Madden, an actor who comes to believe that his productions are haunted by the ghost of a younger brother who had succumbed to the Sickness several years before. Madden flees through the pages of the book, pursued by the idea of his brother‘s ghost until his own anxieties consume him.
The Sickness, Book One, Ciarán Walsh
TFGC Publishing, 2017
120 pages, English, monochrome
* * * Launch Night Special Price: € 12 * * *
CIARÁN WALSH is a visual artist originally from Ireland, now based in Berlin. He takes a multi-media approach, working in sculpture, digital media and the written word, and explores both cultural and personal memory, and ideas around presence and absence. As well as The Sickness, Book One, he has written the novella “Vortices” (2016).
Image: Shay Dashevsky Studio