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Thursday
Feb282013

Town & Country, edited by Kevin Barry. A mysterious new book of mysterious new stories by mysterious new writers. And some old writers.

I can't say much about this yet, or they will KILL ME AND FEED ME TO THE RATS, in the dungeon beneath the Faber & Faber HQ. (OK, OK, I am exaggerating. The dungeon beneath the Faber & Faber HQ is only used for consensual BDSM sex.)

Town. Not to mention Country. On Amazon. Or in your local bookshop. Wait, no that's a boutique now. Hang on, didn't they go bust? It's an artisan bakery. Feck it, there's always the library... Hey, where's the library?

But I can say, it's the cover of a book that may or may not contain stories by **k* ********k, and *e**** *e***, and good lord, *****n* ****n.

And, wow, *i*í* *í ***i****, and the excellent **i** *i*****, and **ll* ***l*****!

And *a* ***a**, not to be confused with *a** ****a*, who ALSO has a story in it... What's that noise? That squeaking noise, from behind the door? Two kinds of similar, yet distinct, squeaking? Getting louder... The door! It's swinging open... Rats! Rats in bondage gear! Their tiny, rubber-clad thighs rubbing together as they cautiously approach... break suddenly into a run... leap for my throat!

AAaaaaAAAAaaaaaAAaaaaaaaaaAAAääaäàááaAAAaááaááæaaãããæAAAæææååååāaāaāäaääààaa.....

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Phew! I am so relieved to learn that the dungeon beneath Faber & Faber HQ is only used for consensual BDSM sex.

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March 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHazel
fortunate the thought was your throat, or else your a*s* donna you in
March 1, 2013 | Unregistered Commentersuidaceous
Cannot wait. Tell us more or people may get bored and we have a few names to look forward to, it will help sales!
March 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRozz Lewis
Hazel: Me too. You cannot IMAGINE my relief.

Suidaceous: Ah, yes. Indeed. I think.

Rozz: Will do, soon. Faber have asked if I could hold off telling all until closer to the launch date, which is the start of June. So I can spill a lot more beans in mid-May. But if you have the energy and time and inclination, all the redacted names above are real names and can be decoded. The letters I have not obscured are the correct letters in their proper places... So there you go, something to while away the last few cold, dark winter evenings...

-Julian
March 6, 2013 | Registered CommenterJulian Gough

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