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‘a ritual, a beating of the bounds of memory

… as much a haunting as a book’

(Justin Hopper)

In the wake of an unnamed calamity a solitary woman travels back to her childhood home, navigating the maze of narrow roads that cross-cut England’s hinterlands below Hadrian’s Wall. In the absence of human contact, the agency of the land itself begins to impress itself upon her consciousness, and, as her journey unfolds, her life and the lives of the dead, both recent and ancient, slowly reveal themselves as inextricably intertwined.

‘it courses like a dark and turbid river’

(Brian Lavelle)

Click here to download a PDF sample of the book.

Richard Skelton’s second work of fiction continues his exploration of the relationship between landscape and human identity. Whereas The Look Away focused on a claustrophobic, individual encounter, And Then Gone expands to extend the narrative into the deep past, and the stories of lives now ‘flattened between the pages of earth.’

‘a gripping emotional topography’

(Emily Oldfield)

The Special Edition of And Then Gone comprises:

A signed special version of the hardcover book:

Dusk green cover with copper foil debossed polar star sigil

Salmon endpapers, head & tail bands

A hardcover version of the Shallow Earth photobook

A Last Night on Earth presentation box, containing:

An original A5 artwork from the series

(oil pastel and oak gall ink on 1250 micron board)

A Last Night on Earth booklet

Download card for accompanying music

Signed & numbered colophon card

Eleven exemplars only


Price: £150 + p&p

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