Arcadian Daze : Xavier Savage in Monarchsland (little stories from a big world)
Xavier Savage's progress to understanding life. A satirical, serious, and whimsical telling of episodes in the childhood of Xavier Savage, citizen of Monarchsland, a semi-fictional state of Australia, as he strategises a fail-safe way to avoid the eternal fires of hell, and at puberty, finds love, and loses it, just before a vital fact of life is made very clear to him. More
Includes unreliable history of Western civilisation and deliberations on life and afterlife, while touching on romance, love, sex, mistake, mystery, menace, murder, massacre, tragedy, revenge, theft, colonialism, war, empire, infamy, ignorance, stuff, nonsense, science, paradox, poetry, power, remembering, history, frailty, forgetting, religion, God, immortality, death, and afterlife; also fact meeting fiction, history, memory, and Christian sectarianism. The romantic poets, folk and pop songs, myth, coming into sexual consciousness, and creation are other elements.
Features the poem 'Frankenmonster' by Elly Darkster, and includes a short re-telling of Sir Vantees Lamancha's novel 'Captain Brimstone and the Riddle of the Sphinx'.
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