By Anthony Trevelyan
For fans of Nick Harkaway and Scarlett Thomas comes the dazzling second novel by the Desmond Elliott longlisted author of The Weightless World.
How good are people? Let me tell you, Dee: people are as good as the pair of eyes they believe is on them...
When Claudia Talwar is called to meet a mysterious visitor in the reception of her Manchester office block, she can't believe her eyes. It's Samson Glaze, former hippy turned internationally famous entrepreneur, and the fifteen-years-absent father figure of her youth.
It doesn't take much for Samson to convince her to help find his son, Reggie Glaze, who's got into a bit of trouble: namely, he's joined a group called Tarantula who wear black armbands and seem obsessed with 'the next world'.
Before she knows it, Claudia finds herself swept into a dark adventure of solar power, a hammer wielding assassin, and the end of our world . . .
'Trevelyan's prose is wholly readable, with wonderful, concise details that conjure full moments in perfect little capsules' Dublin Inquirer
Anthony Trevelyan was born in Lancashire. He read English at Trinity College, Oxford, before going on to further studies at Lancaster University. Currently he lives with his wife near Manchester, where he takes part in performance events such as Flim Nite and First Draft. He works as a teacher of English and Creative Writing at a sixth form college in Stockport.
His first novel, The Weightless World, was published by Galley Beggar Press in 2015 and was longlisted for the 2016 Desmond Elliott Prize.
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19 Apr 2018
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Trevelyan's prose is wholly readable, with wonderful, concise details that conjure full moments in perfect little capsules — Dublin Inquirer
Stylish — Book Muse on The Weightless World
With the blockbuster-movie strapline . . . and a plot-line that Ned Beaumann would be proud of you might well be going in expecting something extraordinary. And in a sense Claudia is extraordinary, yet it's a tale that's very firmly nestled in the quotidien. It's one of the keys I think to what makes Anthony Trevelyan's books work so well: the sheer everyday acceptability of events . . . I for one am looking forward to wherever Mr Trevelyan intends to take us next. — Van Is Reading