The Wytheport Tales
microfiction set in, around and under the mythical town of Wytheport
by Laurence Carr
Sometimes angst-ridden, sometimes whimsical, sometimes meditative, these short "biographs" depict the life and times of a unique place and its haunting residents. The Wytheport Tales draws inspiration from a range of authors: Dante, Carroll, Joyce, Eliot and Masters, as well as fantacists such as Cabell, Eddison and MacDonald.
Available through Codhill Press and through local and online bookstores. $12.00
‘Time is warping in the palace,’
Though it seems to begin in the land of Dylan Thomas's Nightwood, it extends beyond that into wonderfully evocative, mythic worlds that strike me as utterly original in its language and pace.”
With The Wytheport Tales, Laurence Carr gives us a work that shimmers and twists, that undulates across the mind's eye like a tapestry. At times homely, at others baroque, at still others nightmarish, the collection fits multitudes between its covers. I 'm grateful to have been introduced to a sampling of Wytheport's denizens, and look forward to many return visits.”