Publication Date: 15-Oct-13 | ISBN: 9781907773167 | Trim Size: 198 x 129 mm | Extent: 256pp | Format: Paperback
UK & International Distribution: | Publishing Status: Active
Deaf at Spiral Park is a book about a bear that shaves off his fur to join humanity. The novel uses a range of generic approaches, such as comedy and philosophy, to question the humanity of the bear, and conversely the animalistic behaviour of those around him. A cast of characters such as a clown, an invalid, a farmer and a philosopher transcend their stock types and become involved in the complex world of the bear. The antagonist, a recruitment consultant, dies several times, and, ultimately, this teaches her nothing. This is a fresh and original novel which remains accessible and funny in spite of its experimental and philosophical concerns.
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PRAISE FOR THIS BOOK
“Surreal, touching, and very very funny.” —
“Kieran Devaney's brilliant first novel.” —
Kieran Devaney was born in Birmingham in 1983. He has worked as a library assistant and an academic support worker. He writes davidcameron.tumblr.com and a fake celebrity twitter account. He is writing his second novel, about a dog of infinite size, in Brighton, where he currently lives.