High City Walk – Adam Craig
Grief stricken, a sailor blames a sentient sea for his wife’s death … An orphan girl searches Europe for the secret of Alchemy … Illicit lovers try to alter time … And, in a strange land, a bizarre ritual culminates in the Kiss …
Short listed for the 2017 Saboteur Award for Best Collection, High City Walk side-slips genre as easily as it bends the rules of common reality, offer seventeen stories that interweavie threads of grief and loneliness, yearnings for ages and lives lost or yet to be found, the transformative power of love and its capacity for destruction. Lyrical, surreal, mythical or everyday, the collection spans past, present and futures as possible as they are cataclysmic, yet always it takes you to the heart of its characters’ dreams and nightmares to finds that, often, there is hope in the worst of situations.
Adam Craig is a writer, editor, mentor, photographer and graphic designer. His debut novel was Vitus Dreams, an experimental novel that explores loss and language. His longstanding interest in mysticism and the occult is reflected in his second novel, In Dreams the Minotaur Appears Last. This short story collection, High City Walk, features the story ‘Marietta Merz‘, forthcoming as a special edition chapbook, and a counterpoint to the novel, A Locket of Hermes.