A quirky, comic literary novel for fans of original fiction and Will Self.
The ghost of a beautiful young woman, Sylvie, hovers outside the window of Will Self's study. She is seeking to influence his latest novel, before she can rest in peace.
Sylvie was a member of the WSC - a mysterious cult of charismatic writers who appear to worship Will Self. When Richard, a twenty-something idler and literary wannabe, discovers Sylvie's dead body he gets sucked into their dark world of absinthe, cloaks and bizarre initiation rites, slowly losing his sense of perspective on the strange events that encircle him. What is the true nature of the WSC? What did they do to Sylvie? And does Richard now face a similar fate?
Glimpses of genius. - Daily Mail
'an ingenious, energetic read, admirable for the verve and macabre imagination with which Mills pursues her quarry' - Sunday Times
Self aficionados will revel in this book. - The Age
SAM MILLS was born in 1975. After graduating from Lincoln College, Oxford University, Sam worked briefly as a chess journalist and publicist before becoming a full-time writer. Sam has contributed short stories to literary magazines and websites such as Tomazi and 3am and written articles for the Guardian.
One of the founding members of the Will Self Club (WSC), Sam Mills was recently elevated to the position of Sovereign Grand Quiddity Inspector General, the most powerful position in the Selfian hierarchy: www.thewillselfclub.co.uk