LIMINAL


Contemporary FICTION: Literary ficiton: Contemporary fiction

£9.99 (Alcemi 2007)

Set among Greek ruins and a crumbling Welsh estate, this novel is about relationships – father and youthful son; son and elderly mother; fiancés, lovers, colleagues – and how none of them stay static.


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LIMINAL

CONTEMPORARY FICTION: LITERARY FICITON: CONTEMPORARY FICTION

£9.99 (Alcemi 2007)

Set among Greek ruins and a crumbling Welsh estate, this novel is about relationships – father and youthful son; son and elderly mother; fiancés, lovers, colleagues – and how none of them stay static.


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Aled is used to his dad Geraint waxing lyrical about some saint’s clifftop lookout; some Greek temple or another hosting a thousand sacred prostitutes; some village near Corinth. Geraint is the county archaeologist, after all. So when travel agent Aled takes a recce trip to that same Peloponnese village, his father is surprised. When Aled fails to return on the eve of his marriage, Geraint becomes alarmed and sets out on his trail.

This quest, which is also a pilgrimage, will change all those involved. Relationships – father and youthful son; son and elderly mother; fiances, lovers; colleagues – none are immutable. This novel shows those thresholds of choice, those liminal moments and places where a door may open onto another world, or at the very least, another way of relating to the one we have.

“And everywhere, at your feet, under your hands, this fabulous texture of the marble, these beautiful, creamy, flesh-like tones and surfaces, lit by glittering highlights, like sweat, like stars, like points of love, as though the marble sweated light. You sense the flesh of the stone, its weight and light, its enigmatic sexuality.”

“He thought about the world of the Greek myths, its diagrammatic simplicity: gods, mortals, this life, the afterlife; Olympus, the Underworld. These domains were separate, though sometimes interpenetrable, but journeys between them were always perilous, governed by ambiguous prohibitions, irreversible consequences. The door closed forever, the loved one was lost, or turned to stone, transformed into a tree, a bird, a stag, a breath of wind: Don’t look back, don’t look now.”

Cross the thresholds of time, space and perception with this magical mystery tour de force, combining elements of Celtic and Greek mythology. The journey of discovery becomes a quest for purpose and self-realisation, as well as a detective story for a missing person.

“Evocative… Chris Keil’s writing, which is limpid and often arrestingly vivid, has a charged quality that conveys the mysteries pulsing behind the everyday surfaces of things.”Nicolas Clee, The Guardian
“Luminous yet unpretentious prose that leaves images lingering in the mind… an enchanting novel that continues to reveal its secrets long after you have put it down.”
New Welsh Review
“Hypnotic.”Jan Morris
“Each character’s individual identity and voice emerges and evolves as subtly as the narrative shifts from Welsh clifftop
and museum backrooms to the harsh light of the Greek coast. Relationships, a sense of place, past and present, are subtly intertwined in this sensitive novel.”Wales Literature
  • Name: Liminal
  • Author: Chris Keil
  • Publisher: yLolfa
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780955527210
  • eBook ASIN: B00RD9JASO Available Here
  • RRP Paperback: £9.99

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Liminal

Author: Chris Keil
Publication: 2007
Paperback ISBN: 978-0955527210
eBook ASIN: B00RD9JASO Available Here

Category: All Fiction, Literary Fiction, Contemporary Fiction
Binding: Trade Paperback
Size: 14.7 x 1.5 x 21.3 cm
Pages: 194
Price RRP: GBP 9.99;

Contacts

Publisher:
Y Lolfa, Talybont, Aberystwyth SY24 5AP.
Tel +44 (0)1970 832 304. ylolfa@ylolfa.com / www.ylolfa.com

Distribution: UK and Ireland, excluding Wales:
Central: Bill Norris, 99 Wallis Road, London , E9 5LN.
Tel +44 (0)845 458 9911.  bill@centralbooks.com / www.centralbooks.com

Distribution: Wales:
Welsh Books Council,
Distribution Centre, Glanyrafon Enterprise Park,Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3AQ
Tel +44 (0) 1970 624455 www.gwales.com

Distribution: USA and Canada
Dufour Editions, PO Box 7, Chester Springs, Pennsylvania, 19425, USA
Tel +1 (610) 458-5005 or 800-869-5677.  info@dufoureditions.com / www.dufoureditions.com

  • Name: Liminal
  • Author: Chris Keil
  • Publisher: yLolfa
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780955527210
  • eBook ASIN: B00RD9JASO Available Here
  • RRP Paperback: £9.99

buybtnamazon

Where to buy?

Bookstores

Did you know that you can order most titles at any bookstore just by simply providing them with the information above. If they don’t have it in stock they should be happy to order it in for you.

Book Groups

If you are a book group member, you may be able to get a bulk discount. Why not order them directly from the publisher? Direct from Publisher

eRetailers


You can also purchase this title from online retailers worldwide including Amazon

Category: All Fiction, Literary Fiction, Contemporary Fiction
Binding: Trade Paperback
Size: 14.7 x 1.5 x 21.3 cm
Pages: 194

Contacts

Publisher: Y Lolfa, Talybont, Aberystwyth SY24 5AP. Tel +44 (0)1970 832 304. ylolfa@ylolfa.com

Distribution: UK and Ireland, excluding Wales:

Central: Bill Norris, 99 Wallis Road, London , E9 5LN. Tel 44 (0)845 458 9911 Fax 44(0)845 458 9912, bill@centralbooks.com www.centralbooks.com

Wales:
Welsh Books Council,
Distribution Centre, Glanyrafon Enterprise Park,
Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3AQ
T: +44 (0) 1970 624455 www.gwales.com

Distribution (USA and Canada): Dufour Editions, PO Box 7, Chester Springs
Pennsylvania, 19425, USA
001 (610) 458-5005 or 800-869-5677 Fax: 001 (610) 458-7103
info@dufoureditions.com / www.dufoureditions.com