Aye Write, Glasgow’s famed book festival is coming – and so is my second story collection Mayhem & Death! The launch is happening as part of the lineup (which is rich and full, runs from the 15th-25th of March, and you can check out here).
The details for your calendar:
24th Mar 2018 • 8:15PM – 9:15PM • Mitchell Library
404 Ink describe Mayhem & Death thusly:
In the anticipated follow-up collection to 2015’s awardwinning On the Edges of Vision, Helen McClory returns delving deeper into descriptively mythical yet recognisable stories woven from dark and light, human fear and fortune. Swimming and suffering. Spikes loom ever-threatening. A weight against the throat. Sea where the dead lie pressed into a layer of silt. A silent documentary through a terrible place. Mary Somerville, future Queen of Science. A coven of two. Mayhem & Death is the matured, darker companion to On the Edges of Vision and shows McClory’s ever expanding ability to envelop and entrance her readers with lyrical language of lore, stunning settings and curious characters. Mayhem & Death also introduces the brand new novella Powdered Milk, a tale for the lost.
Get tickets for the launch here (£6). Still unsure? Scottish Book Trust has a wee bit of hype for both 404 Ink and me “One of Scotland’s hottest new writers teams up with the country’s hottest new publisher to bring us a new collection of short stories.” (!!!). It’s well timed for the start of your Saturday night, anyway.