Published by Medina Publishing Ltd, 2013, eBook
This story concerning the properties of love – spiritual and carnal – is told in the context of the demonic forces of creation which perpetually threaten man but also inspire him.
Pandemonium breaks loose on the mainland of Britain - the total collapse of order that follows with alarming swiftness through strikes and panic in the major cities paralyses the entire country. The chaos releases the 'pandemonium' within the Brother James on a wild Hebridean island where he has devoted himself to a life of the spirit. Previously, he had been married, was the lover of another woman and a father by both women.
‘Tom Stacey writes better about loving than almost any other living writer.’
— Eva Tucker, The Hampstead and Highgate Express
“This remarkable novel is a concentrated and beautifully written study of the nature of love, spiritual and carnal. Stacey’s approach is through wonderfully detailed minutiae, observation of the people and of this ‘half Norse world belonging to the sea'”
— Janice Elliott, Sunday Telegraph