A Good Year - Fairlight Moderns (Paperback)
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A Good Year - Fairlight Moderns (Paperback)

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Paperback 144 Pages
Published: 01/04/2022
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Rural Cyprus, 1925. Despo is recently married, heavily pregnant and deeply afraid. The twelve days of Christmas are beginning - the time when, according to local folklore, creatures known as kalikantzari come up from Hell to wreak havoc. Meanwhile, her husband Loukas has troubles of his own. Struggling with dreams and desires he doesn't understand, he finds himself irresistibly drawn to an Englishman, a newcomer to the island.

In a village wreathed in superstition, Despo and Loukas must protect themselves and their unborn child from ominous forces at play.

Publisher: Fairlight Books
ISBN: 9781914148057
Number of pages: 144
Dimensions: 178 x 108 mm


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'With beautifully paced, rich prose, Loizou conjures the heady sights, sounds and smells of Cyprus, while exposing the horror that resides in her superstitions and traditions' —Lucie McKnight Hardy, author of 'Water Shall Refuse Them'; 'A story of illicit passion wrapped in a Cypriot folk tale, 'A Good Year' is spellbinding from start to finish, and confirms Polis Loizou as one of our boldest young writers. Evocative and resonant beyond its final page' —Dan Coxon, author of #Only The Broken Remain' and editor of 'This Dreaming Isle'; 'Intense and harrowing, 'A Good Year' is a beautifully crafted meditation on the light and shade of the human psyche in which Loizou explores one of the darkest of human fears-that of being ourselves' —Justin David, author of 'The Pharmacist'; 'A captivating story' —Mechanics Institute Review; 'A sensory supernatural delight. As heady and intoxicating as a shot of zivania, this festive tale both warms the heart and chills the soul' —Josh Winning, author of 'The Shadow Glass'; 'The best kind of horror— atmospheric, intense and deeply unsettling' —Francesca May, author of 'Wild and Wicked Things'

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“Evocative and atmospheric, I couldn't put it down.”

This was such a fascinating read that I couldn’t put it down. I loved the glimpses into Cypriot culture and folklore, and the way the setting simmers away behind the storyline. Evocative and atmospheric, the events... More

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Dan - Clifton, Bristol.

“Haunting, original and gripping!”

Despo is recently betrothed, and heavily pregnant, yet deeply afraid which is only a feeling that will steep, simmer and get worse as her time draws nearer and nearer to when she can finally and hopefully bring her... More

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“Another beautiful read from Loizou!”

Beautifully tense and full of mystery, I read this over a couple of days. The characters are so wonderfully written that within just a few pages you are completely attached! The ending is completely unexpected and... More

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