And Then Gone (Special Edition) Richard Skelton

And Then Gone (Special Edition) Richard Skelton

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And Then Gone
Richard Skelton

 

210pp

130 x 200mm
Special Edition

Numbered edition of 11

  • DETAILS

    Signed hardcover book

    Dusk green cover

    Copper foil debossed polar star sigil

    Salmon endpapers, head & tail bands

     

    Hardcover Shallow Earth photobook

    Music download card

    Signed & numbered colophon card

     

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    A Last Night on Earth presentation box, containing:

    An original A5 artwork from the series

    (charcoal, oil pastel & oak gall ink on  board)

    A Last Night on Earth booklet

     

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    Edition of 11

  • DESCRIPTION

    ‘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)

    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)

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