Psychedelic novel Erin now available!
My first novel ‘Erin’, and the third publication by the Psychedelic Press, is now available to buy here for just £5 (+p&p). It is limited to 150 signed and numbered copies, a third of which have been pre-ordered already… so get yours now!
Erin is set over a four-day arts and music festival called the Solpsycle Gathering. Narrated in the first-person by the protagonist, Lije Baillie, it opens with Lije waking early one morning in the arms of a mysterious girl called Erin, with no memory of who he is and how he got there. As the non-linear narrative unfolds, Lije is forced to confront the spectre of an unconscious pathology, as a plethora of psychedelics, and a festival on the verge of anarchy, lead him irrevocably toward a confrontation with his darkest self.
Writer and reviewer Roger Keen wrote of Erin: “Erin then is no mere documentary record but a sophisticated multi-levelled psychodrama, where Lije’s battles with his inner demons, set against the richly hallucinated backdrop of Solpsycle, come to resemble some fin de siècle Technicolor Greek myth. It’s a psy-novel for the high-tech age, in which the wide array of substances available and the composite polymorphous nature of their effects reflect our zeitgeist”