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The Sound of White Ants
by Brian Howell

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

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first edition paperback, A5, 167pp, ISBN 0954374770, 2004 N/A out of print

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    Brian Howell's stories are a pleasure to read. They flow from the same deep well of intelligence and craft from which (his novel) The Dance of Geometry was drawn. This is the real thing.
    Katharine Weber, author of The Music Lesson

Taking the iconographic images of the schoolgirl and the salaryman, mingled with the bittersweet experiences of the sexually repressed, these stories embed themselves beneath the plastic veneer of contemporary Japanese society, revealing a world caught precariously between its future and its past. Mixing mainstream literary fiction with disturbing genre elements, Brian's stories evoke atmospheres of unease which infuse themselves in the mind long after the book has, reluctantly, been put down.