Item #68719 A Maze for the Minotaur. Reggie Oliver.

A Maze for the Minotaur

Tartarus Press:
North Yorkshire: 2021
Trade paperback, New,
340 pp.
Cover artwork by: Reggie Oliver

Now a quality paperback. Oliver’s work is notable for its style, wit, humour and depth of characterisation, and also for its profound excursions into the disturbingly bizarre and uncanny. Behind a façade of classical elegance his stories consistently defy convention.
‘The Crumblies’ is a haunted house story, but is the house haunted by the dead, or the living? A retired civil servant is tormented by guilt, but is it guilt about a real, or an imagined event? In the title story, why are the inhabitants of a high-class brothel so terrified by a client who just likes to throw jam tarts at them? In these and other mysteries, we are taken to a farmhouse in the Dordogne, a Suffolk ‘Rehab Clinic’, a private island in the Thames, Victorian St John’s Wood, the Edinburgh Festival in 1979, and many other unusual destinations.” This is a print-on-demand edition. #68719

Price: $30.00

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