Saturday, September 29, 2012

Psychopomp Volume #1


London (NW3), 29th September, 2012 – Published by Vietnamese Wallflowers, the first edition of new anthology title Psychopomp debuts for Kindle e-readers and apps on Amazon this weekend.

Featuring short stories by seven new and upcoming authors from North London and around the world, Psychopomp showcases the best in both genre and literary fiction, a combination of challenging and engaging tales to intrigue all readers.

Originating within the leafy calm of Hampstead and established to give voice to local authors and likeminded friends and colleagues the world over, Psychopomp intends to address and explore themes of loss and departure within the context of modern pop culture and shifting genres. The work is structured in such a way that each author approaches their conflict on a personal level, coaxing and inviting the reader into communion with the heart of their themes.

Present for dissemination within the first volume are tales of time travel, isolation, obnoxious passengers on public transport, public executions, endless shadows and failed romance. Each story is both a challenge and a secret, an invitation to delve deeper into ideas and events that underpin our everyday lives yet are forever set apart by emotional resonance.

Described by Vietnamese Wallflowers author and nouveau pornographer, Kevin Joyce as being comparative of the ancient Greek nekyia –the ritual of journeying into the dark and asking questions of the future – Psychopomp is a collection of stories for those who have set sail from traditional realms and entered into darker waters.

Of paramount importance to Carl Jung’s theories of analytical psychology, the nekyia forces the traveller to ask questions of him or herself; questions to which answers may not be entirely welcomed. Through Psychopomp, the reader is invited upon their own journey.

Showcasing work by Martin David Edwards, Samuel James White, Jack Buxton, Jericho Vilar, Adrian J. Watts, Alice Old and Jacob Milnestein, Psychopomp is over 40 pages of unique storytelling and engaging tales from the emerging North West London set and beyond.

Available now from Amazon, Psychopomp Volume One is priced at $1.

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