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Mothlight Paperback – 7 Feb 2019

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  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Influx Press (7 Feb. 2019)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1910312371
  • ISBN-13: 978-1910312377
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 1.7 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 255,597 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"One of the most interesting and original young British writers about landscape, culture and people that I know; consistently adventurous in his explorations of place as a novelist, essayist, critic and film-maker." - Robert Macfarlane, author of Landmarks and The Old Ways

"Adam Scovell is an archaeologist of the imagination, forever unearthing stories like treasure from the soil, raising ghosts, finding links and shining a flickering light into England s hidden corners." - Benjamin Myers, author of The Gallows Pole and Under the Rock

QuotInnovative, moody and melancholy. This intriguing novel's obsessions will become yours." - Paul Tremblay, author of The Cabin at the End of the World

"An eerily compelling book reminiscent of Arthur Machen, in which the self dissolves into the flapping of flimsy wings." - Luke Turner, author of Out of the Woods

"A melancholy and beautiful reflection on the secrets of a life, the suggestive power of photography and how it is possible to be haunted, even if we don't believe in ghosts." --Paul Scraton, author of Ghosts on the Shore

The English landscape, peculiarly charged domestic spaces, a suggestion of the uncanny and a mind unravelling at the heart of it all. Restrained, precise, perceptive writing. Fine British weird.
Adam Nevill, author of The Ritual

A well-crafted, complex and moving piece that tackles love, loss, forgiveness and the line between inspiration and obsession.
Buzz Magazine

Don t expect to see any Wicker Man influences in this novel... a different breed of horror heavy with ambiguity and atmosphere.
Ginger Nuts of Horror

Scovell writes with the eye of a cinematographer... a disturbing and haunting work.
--Psychogeographic Review

“Echoes Peter Strickland’s Berberian Sound Studio… a strange, ominous book.” – SFX

"Echoes some of the real heavyweights of European literature; there are whispers of Kafka, Samuel Beckett, and Thomas Bernhard." – Subscript

“Pushes the Sebaldian novel into the realm of the genuinely surreal.” – Splice

“A richly textured slow burner... Mothlight has a fantastic sense of atmosphere.” – Starburst

“A wonderful slice of British weird fiction that will appeal to everybody who loves uncanny stories… one of the most captivating novels of the year.” – Rising Shadow

“Reminiscent of W.G. Sebald’s The Emigrants.” – Pendora Magazine

“A novel steeped in ghosts, rooted in an English landscape, and I’ve little doubt that many people will find its sensations very recognisable.” – --The Independent Literary Fiction Blog

About the Author

Adam Scovell is a writer and filmmaker from Merseyside now based in London. His writing has featured in The Times, BFI, Sight & Sound, Little White Lies and The Quietus. He runs the website, Celluloid Wicker Man, and his film work has been screened at a variety of festivals and events. In 2015, he worked with Robert Macfarlane on an adaptation of his Sunday Times best-seller, Holloway, and has worked on films alongside Stanley Donwood, Iain Sinclair and BAFTA-nominated director, Paul Wright. His first book, Folk Horror: Hours Dreadful and Things Strange, was published by Auteur in 2017 and he is currently in the final stages of completing his PhD at Goldsmiths University.

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