EQUUS PRESS

EQUUS PRESS

GLASSHOUSE

by Louis Armand

ISBN 978-0-9931955-7-0
Paperback, 128pp
Publication date: November 2017
Equus Press: London

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"A ces mots, il s'est tu. Assez de mots! Il s'est tue." Set in and around Jardin des Plantes, Paris, Europe, the World, the Universe, Armand's short novel is a whodunit with multiple twists. The setting of the tale against a backdrop of fossils and marvels of taxidermy gives Armand's story a macroscopic dimension. As if the evolution of an entire species could be compressed into several hours of a Sunday morning. As if a tale of a murdered schoolteacher and a vengeful mob could tell of speciation and extinction throughout the evolutionary history of life on Earth. And it can. Armand's deftly written fragmentary narrative is a point-counter-point of silent unheard voices, whose apocalyptic finale eschews euphony in favour of a cacophonous refusal of resolution. "NO END" - loose ends being preferable to final solutions...

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