A Fish Trapped Inside the Wind

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Parthian, 2011 - Fiction - 268 pages
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In a small town in Belgium near the French border on the morning of Saint Woelfred’s festival, dead fish lie on the ground, scattered everywhere, as if blown in by the wind. The quarries that were once active now stand empty and will soon be used as toxic waste dumps. Are the fish a sign from the saint? Or simply a cruel trick played by Contexture, the dance group who once stripped naked at the Vatican? Blending a realistic portrayal of communal life with elements of fantasy and surrealism, including the lost poems of Arthur Rimbaud, this story narrates how six lives from this provincial town are changed forever.

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User Review  - TracyMcQueen - LibraryThing

It's going to take me a while to process all that went on in this book. For now, though, I say get yourself a copy and read it for yourself. I am having flashbacks to Tim Winton's "The Riders ... Read full review

About the author (2011)

Christien Gholson is the author of the critically acclaimed poetry book On the Side of the Crow. His work has appeared in various magazines, including Alaska Quarterly Review and Hanging Loose

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