Cosmic meltdown


*Invitation to Book Launch*


by Máighréad Medbh

(a fantasy in verse)

published by Arlen House

available through Amazon and other outlets


Saturday, 3 September 2016, at 3:00 p.m.,

Pearse Street Library

on Pearse Street,

Dublin 2, Ireland


“This highly evolved verse novel, inspired by the flamboyancy of Pauline
Bewick’s visual art, operates on several levels, as a documentary of faces
which proffers an extreme spiritual purification, as the transfiguration of
a tormented quasi-human substance, as a powerful critique of an environment
where reality and experience diverge. Orwellian, Swiftian in the satiric
bite of its allegory, a parable of genetic modification and cosmic
meltdown, it is relieved by witty offhand prose asides, it bursts and
wrests grammar and language to rise to sophisticated effects … With its
bizarre cast and victim heroine it lends itself to a futuristic film or
stage drama adaptation.”

— Medbh McGuckian


“Maighréad Medbh has long been known as an astute, involved and incisive
commentator on our world. Here she has made an entire world never before
known, self-conceiving, self-involved … its own immanent god.
Boundary-breaking even in its form (a fantasy novel in verse) …

“PARVIT OF AGELAST is something entirely new under the sun.”

— Theo Dorgan


Transfiguration & critiques,

Séamas Cain



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