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May 5th 2011

From a satirical take on Manchester’s corporate snake-pit to a drug-fuelled tragedy in a grubby northern town; from a journey into the creation of a great master to a romantic experiment in Macau, Panopticon is a sideways, back-to-front and upside down look at the world. This all-new anthology – told through the eyes of individuals whose gaze is sometimes comic, sometimes tragic and often both – challenges assumptions and stretches the boundaries of imaginative fiction.

"Dipping into the lives of an amazing cast of characters (from frustrated fathers and lost mothers to bewildered lovers, via St Sebastian, a nixie and an instruction manual writer), Panoptican is a diverse and deftly layered collection. Whether discussing trespassing or language gaps, retribution or roadkill, each tale of self-discovery is lit with its own unique, bold truth. At times humorous, at times heart-breaking, Panoptican showcases seven fresh and resonant new voices. It is an utter joy throughout."



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  • ISBN: 9781907188428