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Visits to the Flea Circus
by Nick Jackson

Subject: Speculative Fiction / Contemporary Literature
Publisher: Elastic Press (UK)

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first edition paperback, A5, 172pp, ISBN 0954881206, 2005 UK only: £5.00 in stock (out of print with publisher)

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    Enviably lucid ... the pictures he paints are potent enough to thrive without metaphor or narrative trickery ... the characters live on in the reader's mind.
    Neil Ayres, author of Nicolo's Gifts

Quiet magical realism and poignant character studies go hand in hand in Nick Jackson's first collection of stories. His understated style and meticulous prose lead us into situations from which reality is the only escape.

Obsessed with the minutiae of life, Jackson's characters explore the meaning of self within society's constraints. Often afraid to take that transformative step they become trapped like insects in amber; caught between decision and indecision, with the reader becoming an uncomfortable, yet fascinated, voyeur.

With cover art by ex-DEVO singer/songwriter, Mark Mothersbaugh.