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Dodo Ink will be publishing new fiction from three exciting authors in 2017.
The Tryst by Monique Roffey (January 2017) RRP: £8.99
Our first title will be The Tryst, by the Costa Prize-shortlisted author Monique Roffey. The Tryst is an erotic literary novella about a married couple, Bill and Jane, whose relationship has grown stale. On the night of the summer solstice they visit a London pub, where they encounter the dazzling and mysterious Lila, who entrances the couple with half-true, mixed up stories about her life.
At closing time, Jane makes an impulsive decision to invite Lilah back to their home: what follows is a catastrophic chain of events. Jane has made a near fatal error of judgment - for Lilah is a skilled and heartless predator, the likes of whom few stumble across in a lifetime. Isolated and cursed, Bill and Jane are forced to fight for each other and in doing so, transform their sexual landscape forever.
Sam: “The Tryst is a raw, powerful and provocative read. It is a very sexy book, but it is light years away from Fifty Shades. This is a novel which works on many levels – it is an intelligent dissection of a relationship in crisis, an eerie fable with hints of Angela Carter, and a thought-provoking exploration of sexuality on a par with Anaïs Nin.”
UnAmerican Activities by James Miller (July 2017) RRP: £9.99
UnAmerican Activities is a novel made up of interlinked stories which sets out to subvert and pay homage to American pop culture and genre fiction, exploring the conspiracy theories and violence that defines the American everyday through a series of deranged and desperate narrators.
Sam: "This wild and wonderful novel reads like Jesus’s Son [short story collection by Denis Johnson] reimagined by Guillermo del Toro. It is an acerbic and hilarious – a satirical, surreal mishmash of the interconnecting fates of vampires, porn stars and religious fanatics and a portrait of the underbelly of American life.”
Thom: “James is a great fit for Dodo Ink: politically-engaged, with a desire to subvert and shock, he is a writer we have long admired, and we are excited to be working with him.”
Family of Love by Neil Griffiths (September 2017) RRP: £12.99
Last but not least, we will be publishing the epic Family of Love by Neil Griffiths, winner of The Author's Club First Novel Award for Betrayal in Naples, whose second novel, Saving Caravaggio, was shortlisted for the Costa Prize.
Family of Love is an epic novel which explores philosophical and spiritual doubt, in the tradition of Dostoevsky. The novel features a married man, McCullough, who suffers an existential crisis. He leaves his middle class job and family behind to build a church on a patch of wasteland, helped by a ragtag group of local drifters. Through McCullough, Griffiths examines the ways in which people become bound together in love, outside the structures of family and religion.
Thom: “Family of Love is an intensely readable, searching novel about an individual’s spiritual and philosophical crisis. In McCullough, Neil Griffiths has created a character struggling to cope with the grand issues of modern life – family, religion and his place in society. This is an epic novel with an extremely relatable, human story at its core.”
Sam: “Family of Love is an ambitious novel which we are very proud to publish. Neil is already an award-winning novelist and we look forward to submitting Family of Love for all the major prizes.”
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