Cynan Jones

Writer of short novels

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

Buy online from:

Amazon / Waterstone’s / SerenThe Book Depository

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Seren (15 Oct 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1854115898
  • ISBN-13: 978-1854115898

Cynan Jones talks about writing Bird, Blood, Snow at Our Book Reviews.

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