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Three Men on the Edge

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Three Men on the Edge is a flash fiction novella by Michael Loveday featuring three men living on the edge of London.

The story of the three men – Gus, Denholm and Martyn – is narrated in three distinctive sections: Denholm – Cause for Alarm; Gus – The Invisible World; Martyn – Chewing Glass.

“A beautifully crafted novella-in-flash, small and perfect slices of l
Paperback, 92 pages
Published June 30th 2018 by V. Press
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Gumble's Yard
Jan 14, 2019 rated it liked it
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This book is published by V. Press - an independent publisher of poetry and flash fiction and is a flash fiction novella, with many of the short chapters being on the edge of prose poetry.

The book has three sections – each with a main male point of view character – Denholm, Gus and Martyn, all living on the edge of London (to the Northwest) and all living lives somewhat on the margins of society.

Denholm starts by recalling his mother’s novelty/junk shop chain across Rickmansworth (w
Charlie Hill
Sep 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
On his blog, Michael Loveday quotes from Edgelands: Journeys into England's True Wildernesses, in which the poets Michael Symmonds Roberts and Paul Farley look into: 'the fringes of English towns and cities, where urban and rural negotiate and renegotiate their borders…'. In Three Men on the Edge this sense of shifting boundaries is represented by both the narrative(s) and the form they take. It comprises three extended character studies, featuring men whose lives are more than usually in flux. ...more
Joel Hames-clarke
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Clever, clean and economically written, Three Men on the Edge will surely win over those hesitant to commit to what might otherwise seem an esoteric and specialist form. Both character and place are perfectly evoked, and the sense of trauma only half-experienced is rarely far from the surface. These are men desperate to be something they are not, to be what they might have been or thought they always were, to be someone else entirely; men whose uncertain place in the world is echoed by the edgel ...more
Nod Ghosh
Aug 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
...The writing has no spare fat. And though it reads as if these characters are spilling their thoughts and observations in a raw and fresh manner, the care taken in choosing each statement is apparent. No word is wasted...
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