by Quentin S. Crisp
Publication Date: 12th Sept, 2012
Paperback, 328 pages
All God’s Angels, Beware! is the fourth collection of shorter fiction from Quentin S. Crisp. First published by Ex Occidente in a limited hardback edition in 2009, it is now available in paperback for the first time.
In these ten stories, Crisp takes us from the spectral purlieus of the ghost of a suicide, searching in vain for a mortal confidante (‘Troubled Joe’), to the future melancholy of a world in the early stages of human immortality, where a holographic environment is replacing the non-holographic (Karakasa), and through a variety of intimately portrayed worlds, both familiar and fantastical, to a final cri de coeur in the form of the novelette ‘Suicide Watch’, in which, against the background of the doomed present age, one suicidal loser attempts to save another.
1 Troubled Joe
2 The Were-Sheep of Abercrave
5 A Cup of Tea
6 Asking For It
7 The Fox Wedding
8 Mise en Abyme
10 Suicide Watch
About The Author
Quentin S. Crisp was born in 1972 in North Devon, England. He is the author of a number of volumes of short and long fiction, including Morbid Tales (Tartarus Press, 2004), Rule Dementia! (Rainfall Books, 2005), and “Remember You’re a One-Ball!” (Chômu Press, 2010).
What People Say
“…for those who are epicures of the upsetting, the degraded, and the unexpectedly numinous, [Quentin S. Crisp] is (superlative alert) among the finest of contemporary writers…”
Brendan Moody, The Stars at Noonday
“All God’s Angels, Beware! was at once the most penetratingly realistic and the most richly imaginative collection of stories I read during that year. Crisp’s talent for drawn-out aesthetic description and sincere observation help weave a tapestry of spiritual pain and unearthly beauty. We can but hope this re-release will be another step towards winning its author the recognition he deserves.”