From Lucian Heatherington-Jones, an adolscent from Croydon, his meeting with a mirth-seeking sect plunges him into a series of nightmarish metamorphoses from which he can only be saved by the wise and magnanumous Fotis. Drawing on mythology, eschewing with expected and engaging the reader, The Golden Menagerie defies our concept of the novel - and entertains.
|Publisher:||Luath Press Limited|
About the Author
Allan Cameron was born in 1952 and brought up in Nigeria and East Pakistan. He left school at 16 and started his education firstly working at sea then in Italy. He has been variously a postman, labourer, factory worker, hydrographic surveyor and university lecturer. For the last ten years he has lived on the Isle of Lewis as a writer and translator. His first novel was The Golden Menagerie, also published by Luath, and he has translated seventeen books, published articles in the Italian press and contributed commentaries to Alasdair Gray's Book of Prefaces. His unpublished work includes plays, short stories and poetry in Italian and English.