Justin Isis / The Life of Polycrates

Justin Isis kindly provided the following blurb for my forthcoming book from Chomu Press, The Life of Polycrates and Other Stories for Antiquated Children:

“With the yellow flag of Neo-Decadence lofted high, Connell exhumes the corpse of Mother Image and heaves it rank and rotting onto the tidy flowerbed of realist fiction. With their emphasis on sensation, texture, furnishings, and the nervous system, through the perceptions of characters ranging from ancient Greek tyrants to etiolated English aristocrats, libidinally-tormented popes, transvestite big-game hunters and Des Esseintes himself, The Life of Polycrates is a baedeker of the resurgent stylistic impulses linking the fin-de-siecle past to the Ornamentalist future.”

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