The Wave will be published on January 29th 2016 by Dead Ink as part of their New Voices series. You can pre-order a copy now.
When μ returns home to find a sinister screenplay has arrived from Brazil it propels him on a quest to track down a character he believes to be called Ddunsel.
As μ’s search progresses it slowly becomes entangled with two parallel tales – the stories of DOWN, a troubled publisher, and David Bohm, a real-life quantum theoretician in post-war São Paulo.
Just how far is it from London to Gotham City? Or from Paul Auster to Pierre Menard for that matter? Some people may think these sorts of questions are idle and ultimately meaningless but this book is not for them.
The Wave combines multiple narratives to blend metafiction, historical fiction and screenplay as each of the characters struggles to understand what is reality and what is fiction.
The Wave is one of three novels published by Dead Ink via their Arts Council-funded project PublishingTheUnderground. Pre-orders before Dec 01 are part of their crowd-funding campaign and:
—Both of the other excellent novels in Dead Ink’s New Voices list
—A Dead Ink T-shirt
—Your name printed inside as a supporter
For £12 you get:
— A beautifully produced, signed hardback edition of The Wave with artwork by Lola Dupre
—A Dead Ink tote bag
— Dead Ink membership
Visit PUBLISHINGTHEUNDERGROUND.COM select ‘pre-order’ then ‘support now’ and choose an option.