Item #56087 The Satyr & Other Tales. Stephen J. Clark.

The Satyr & Other Tales

Swan River Press:
Dublin: 2015
First edition, Hardcover, New in dust jacket,
230 pp.
Cover artwork by: Stephen J. Clark

This fine edition limited to 350 copies. “In the final throes of the Blitz, Austin Osman Spare is the only salvation for Marlene, an artist escaping a traumatic past. Wandering Southwark’s ruins she encounters Paddy Hughes, a fugitive of another kind. Falling under Marlene’s spell Hughes agrees to seek out her lost mentor, the man she calls The Satyr. Yet Marlene’s past will not rest as the mysterious Doctor Charnock pursues them, trying to capture the patient she’d once caged. The Satyr is a tale inspired by the life and ethos of sorcerer and artist Austin Osman Spare. Another three novellas of occult enchantment follow: a bookseller discovers that his late wife knew the Devil, in the Carpathian Mountains refugees shelter in a museum devoted to a forgotten author, and in Prague a portraitist must paint a countess whose appearance is never the same twice.” #56087

Price: $220.00

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