Good fiction does more than tell a story. It gives the gift of experience.
If literary fiction (story telling) is the way that human beings can understand and describe what history feels like, we believe it should be relevant to universal and historic human experience. We believe also that literary fiction provides an opportunity to recognize, with significant impact, the problems of societies as well as individuals. At The Wessex Collective we are publishing books that demonstrate an empathy for human vulnerability and an understanding of how that is important to the larger society.
a novel about the North African campaign in World War II and then the French Resistance, but also much more: a novel showing human nature on the edge, how human love can spring up and triumph under the most trying and desperate situations, a novel with well over a hundred characters that display the entire range of human nature all perfectly delineated with telling and convincing detail.
A formidable sequence of poems in a variety of poetic styles, which cast an ironic and penetrating eye upon the vision that science, and particularly mathematics, can explain all of the great mysteries of the universe.