Croyd Terrace is an entirely unremarkable street in a northern provincial town. Or is it? Behind the veneer of ordinariness, the banality of humdrum routine, are there other forces at work? And if so, what can Miss Larkin and the Widow Marvell do about it?
Joolz Denby has taken Magic Realism and moved it North. Put it in an urban home, and sprinkled it lightly with essence of Bradford. Wonderful. More
Award-winning author Joolz Denby (shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Literature in 2006) has taken her trademark prose - rich, darkly comic - and concerns, but wrapped them in a subtly different cloth.
This delightful work of fiction examines what might happen to gods and goddesses whose followers have moved on and abandoned them. Where do they go? What do they end up doing? How do they adapt to a new world which is utterly ignorant they ever existed? And how on earth do they deal with life in a small town in the North of England?
Joolz has created a gripping, entertaining novella, happily uprooting Magic Realism from its latin home and setting it free in Yorkshire. The experiment is an undoubted success, and 'The Curious Mystery...' is the perfect read for a lazy afternoon, outside in the sunshine, or sheltered indoors from the rain. But always with plenty of cake.
This book is her first publication on Ignite Books