Frontispiece hand numbered (1-50) and signed by the author.
Higgins' short story is a mythical journey invoking the spirits of Alexander the Great and King Midas. It is the first published extract from his forthcoming title 'At Length for Hatching Ripe You Break The Shell'.
The book's circular narrative leads the reader on a interwoven dialogue between various allegorical characters whose story is punctuated by a remarkable central incantation meditating on the Gordian Knot and whose form is structured by the Golden Section.
Twenty five hand-drawn illustrations by the author punctuate the text with lacework patterns of overlaid knots, together with a tender parallel narrative in the art of making a ship in the bottle.
Pages throughout are printed in invisible UV-sensitive ink. Use of black light will reveal a hidden codex that further adds to its labyrinthine complexity.
|Release Place||Liverpool, United Kingdom|
|Edition||1st Original edition|
|Release Date||21st December 2021|
|Genre/Content Form||Short Story|
|Work Creation Date||2020|