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The Greenwood Faun
"Nina Antonia's The Greenwood Faun is a haunted, haunting work. Summoning up Lucian Taylor, the hallucinated hero of Arthur Machen's The Hill of Dreams, Nina channels the curious, captivating story of what happened to Lucian's literary masterpiece after his death, and how it both saves and destroys those who come across it after it is posthumously published. Shot through w ...more
Hardcover, limited to 420 copies, 180 pages
Published December 5th 2017
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A lovely quick read, very haunting and mystical. If you're a fan of Victoriana (kinda?), Pagan rituals, and dead gay poets, this is one for you. Nina's writing is so beautiful and whimsical, it's very easy to fall deeply into her lilting rhythm. I don't know what else to say about this other than I really enjoyed it - Lionel and Conrad's relationship is so lovely, these are characters that leave an impression despite the novel's short length.