Crater Press have published a novel written in collaboration with Philip Terry. This is how they describe it: With purity of playfulness and razor-edge wit, this novel tells a story of true romance, and also the quest to find a decent place to get a drink. Anarchic, ridiculous, considered and capricious, When Two Are In Love or As I Came to Behind Frank’s Transporter is a unique vision of the peculiarity of attachment – of young sweethearts, passionate lovers and sticking it out until the very end. And just as love dissolves all in its path, here, as you read, the story starts to fall apart in your hands and turns into something else altogether. A kind of 21st century Metamorphoses.
Richard Makin has this to say about it: “Mentalist reiteration, a hallucinogenic interbreed with jokes in working order, each skew of the preceding paragraph a flawed echolalia, near-tautologies that nudge romantic love and the reader further into a reassuring pit of absurdity. I wanted to start chanting along out very loud, clapping my hands and stamping my hoofs to the arhythmia. This is literature as stroboscopic minimalism – total surface, no core – antinarrative narratives to collapse to, gently.”
And here's Lily Robert-Foley: “When Two is a weird and sexy romp through hijacked romance narrative strands, that completely ruined romance novels for me in the best way possible. The effect is a series of strange renewing loops of story beginnings, that gently erode expectations, lulling the reader into a rhythmic fever dream that feels like watching a Nora Ephron film on acid. One travels in bits and pieces between two rampantly different, inter-contaminating worlds, the oddness of the transformation revealing the oddness of the original. I lolled.”
It's available at the Lulu Crater page HERE