Patrick Gordon Holland*

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    Lyrical and atmospheric. As the influence of the West falls away, an unnamed narrator drifts through the East’s floating world of non-places – chain hotels, airports, mega-cities – finalising often covert operations and deals. When he meets the enigmatic and beautiful Tien, a 21st-century floating world courtesan, he becomes involved with people and events that threaten his plan to escape life via various forms of oblivion.
    Evocative and sparely written, in the tradition of The Mary Smokes Boys, this is a novel where the journey becomes the story, filled with acute observation, desire and dreams.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationYarraville
    PublisherTransit Lounge Publishing
    Number of pages256
    ISBN (Print)9781923023147
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2024

    Scopus Subject Areas

    • Literature and Literary Theory

    User-Defined Keywords

    • non-places
    • sacred places
    • creative writing


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