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Deep Wheel Orcadia: A Novel

by Harry Josephine Giles

Paperback £10.99
Published 14th October 2021, 176 pages
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Description

Astrid is returning home from art school on Mars, looking for inspiration. Darling is fleeing a life that never fit, searching for somewhere to hide. They meet on Deep Wheel Orcadia, a distant space station struggling for survival as the pace of change threatens to leave the community behind.

Deep Wheel Orcadia is a magical first: a science-fiction verse-novel written in the Orkney dialect. This unique adventure in minority language poetry comes with a parallel translation into playful and vivid English, so the reader will miss no nuance of the original. The rich and varied cast weaves a compelling, lyric and effortlessly readable story around place and belonging, work and economy, generation and gender politics, love and desire - all with the lightness of touch, fluency and musicality one might expect of one the most talented poets to have emerged from Scotland in recent years. Hailing from Orkney, Harry Josephine Giles is widely known as a fine poet and spellbindingly original performer of their own work; Deep Wheel Orcadia now strikes out into audacious new space.

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Deep Wheel Orcadia: A Novel
by Harry Josephine Giles

ISBN
9781529066609

Publisher
Pan Macmillan

Binding
Paperback

Publication date
Oct. 14, 2021

Dimensions
23.3cm x 15.3cm x 2.1cm

Page count
176 pages