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Feather: Tales of Isolation and Descent (Paperback)

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Who is Feather? The wandering girl - the running girl. Fragmentary, oblique, a damaged product of innocence lost, on the run from a deprived childhood and eccentric domineering father. Passing from remote beaches and salt marshes covered with samphire and grey sky to more human wildernesses in London and Ljubljana - always on the move and always making encounters. Always t ...more
Paperback, 380 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Eibonvale Press
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solitaryfossil
A stunning collection of hard-to-categorize shorts. And difficult to clearly say why I was almost hypnotized throughout. Really great writing. Some dark fiction, maybe? And slipstream. Awesome stuff. Recommended for fans of oddball, strangely tilted short fiction. I loved it.
Seregil of Rhiminee
Jun 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
David Rix's Feather is an excellent collection of speculative fiction stories, which are a bit difficult to classify, because they range from subtle fantasy to horror and contain traces of magical realism and mysticism. Some readers will probably call these stories unclassifiable.

The stories are:
- Forward: The Tiny Window on River Street
- Yellow Eyes
- The Angels
- Touch Wood
- The Magpies
- The Book of Tides
- To Call the Sea
- The Whispering Girl
- Endword: The Sea Train

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Trevor Denyer
Mar 20, 2012 rated it really liked it
This collection of nine stories is an evocation of lonely isolation, made flesh in the form of the young woman, Feather. She appears sometimes at the centre of things and sometimes on the fringes of the narrative as a counterpoint to the isolation and inner loneliness and regret of others.
Her character is fiercely independent with an overarching affinity with the sea. Sometimes she appears as the life and soul of the relationship, but this masks a pervasive, almost suicidal vulnerability.
The st
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Matthew Tait
Nov 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
A new kind of writing within a genre that's hard to define. If literature could be labelled 'emo' I think Feather by David Rix could fit the bill. But I mean this in a broader context fitting literature that's emotive: the mysteries of a enigmatic woman sculpted by a male author and set against interconnecting novellas and prose that's almost like poetry itself. - Hellnotes review to follow.
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David Rix is an author, composer, editor, artist and publisher active in the area of Slipstream, Speculative Fiction and Horror – not to mention hints of absurdism, miserablism, naturism and pissed-offism. Contemporary classical music, the seashore, urban underground, railways, rocks and canals. His published books are What the Giants were Saying, the chapbook Brown is the New Black and the novell ...more

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