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Friday, November 23, 2012

Thaliad reminder: one week left

Reminder: one week left to purchase Thaliad in hardcover at the pre-order discount directly from Phoenicia Publishing (and so helping a small press as much as is possible with your order.) 

Post-apocalyptic story in blank verse, with jacket and profuse interior art by major artist Clive Hicks-Jenkins of Wales, beautifully designed by Elizabeth Adams of Montreal... The first pre-orders will be limited edition hardcovers through Phoenicia Publishing of Montreal. Afterward the hardcover limited edition and the paperback will be available through the website, or via various Amazon sites abroad and in the U.S. Books will be shipping around November 30th.

In THALIAD, Marly Youmans has written a powerful and beautiful saga of seven children who escape a fiery apocalypse----though "written" is hardly the word to use, as this extraordinary account seems rather "channeled" or dreamed or imparted in a vision, told in heroic poetry of the highest calibre. Amazing, mesmerizing, filled with pithy wisdom, THALIAD is a work of genius which also seems particularly relevant to our own time. --Lee Smith

 For more comments by authors, excerpts, and clips from the first review, go here.

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Alas, I must once again remind large numbers of Chinese salesmen and other worldwide peddlers that if they fall into the Gulf of Spam, they will be eaten by roaming Balrogs. The rest of you, lovers of grace, poetry, and horses (nod to Yeats--you do not have to be fond of horses), feel free to leave fascinating missives and curious arguments.