WITH THE PEOPLE FROM THE BRIDGE

Poena Damni Book 2

cover WITH THE PEOPLE FROM THE BRIDGE
Title: WITH THE PEOPLE FROM THE BRIDGE
Publisher: Shoestring Press
Translated by: Shorsha Sullivan
Published: Oct 2014
Edition: 1st Edition
Pages: 64
Format: paperback or kindle
ISBN: 978-1-910320-15-1

Acclaimed by critics worldwide, With the People from the Bridge is a unique distillation of literary genres, an all-in-one densely layered poem, play, postmodern epic, a small-scale wide-scope apocalyptic tragedy. An immersive experience where voices issue from characters in a state of trance, drift crackling out of a TV set or a cassette player and the contours of reality begin to darkle and shift while trains still pass up overhead, audience members get up to leave, performers creep out through back-exits. This is the day and the place for the imminent return of the dead and the reader sees them approaching as he peeks through the gaps of Lyacos's elliptical storytelling.

Radical in its recasting of content and narrative form this is one of those rare books that unravel visions of wholeness and collective redemption within the darkest aspects of our folk and religious tradition. Perhaps the dead can rise again. Perhaps the world is ending only to begin afresh.

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