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Going Back
by Tony Richards

Subject: Horror
Publisher: Elastic Press (UK)

Edition Our Price inc. p&p Status
first edition paperback, A5, 168pp p/b, ISBN 0955318114, 2007 UK: £5.99
Europe: £9.98
USA: £12.18
Elsewhere: £12.93
in stock (out of print with publisher)

Going Back cover

    A terrific story-teller
    Graham Joyce
    An amazing voice
    James A. Moore
    Man, can this guy write. (He) has the power to introduce you all over again to the pleasures of reading good prose
    Ed Gorman


After it happened, my marriage only lasted two more months. Janine? She would tell me that it wasn’t really my fault. But she never looked in my eyes once, each time she said it. And by mid-February, she was gone.

Time is of the essence, and in these fourteen stories from acclaimed horror writer Tony Richards the essence of time is the link that pulls his characters together. Richards explores the nature of reality and perception filtered through the conduit of time; examines how our decisions can lead us down unsettling paths, and however carefully we make our choices they can still contain strange consequences, often tragic ones.

A man becomes trapped within a never-ending day, another tries to prevent a child’s death by returning to the past. Nine rocks predict the end of the world, and a beautiful stranger continues to exist physically even though her time is at an end. Meanwhile non-existent cats play havoc with a bewildered couple’s life, as mortality nudges at our shoulders, drawing ever closer.

If only time wasn’t linear. Which way would you turn the clock, forward or back?