Bird, Blood, Snow
Bird, Blood, Snow is a re-telling of Peredur written for Seren’s New Stories from the Mabinogion
The story is delivered through different clips, cuts and notes; through different voices, different perspectives. It hashes together the key elements of a boy’s story through various violences and demolishments on route through adolescence into a lunatic adulthood.
As in the original, there are ulterior meanings everywhere. There is also a quest for Readers Errant. References, parodies and quotes from classic texts all lurk within the writing for the reader to locate should they choose.
“…told in a fragmentary array of competing voices that confuse, mesmerise and bewitch the reader.
“Jones manages to draw upon the worlds of past and present, as well as – crucially – the imagination, to captivate an audience.” Wales Arts Review
“…syntactically simple, unsentimental, visually arresting…” Literary Review
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- Paperback: 200 pages
- Publisher: Seren (15 Oct 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1854115898
- ISBN-13: 978-1854115898