The Platinum Raven and other novellas

The Platinum Raven and other novellas

by Rohan Quine


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780992754914
Publisher: EC1 Digital
Publication date: 01/01/2014
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.65(d)

About the Author

Rohan Quine grew up in South London, spent a couple of years in L.A. and then a decade in New York, where he ran around excitably, saying a few well-chosen words in various feature films and TV shows (see

He's now living back in East London, as an Imagination Thief. His novel "The Imagination Thief" is published in paperback, and also as an ebook containing hyperlinks to film and audio and photographic content in conjunction with the novel's text. See for interviews and some nice reviews in "The Guardian" and elsewhere.

Four novellas - "The Platinum Raven", "The Host in the Attic", "Apricot Eyes" and "Hallucination in Hong Kong" - are published as separate ebooks, and also as a single paperback "The Platinum Raven and other novellas". See for interviews and reviews of these.

All five tales are literary fiction with a touch of magical realism and a dusting of horror. They aim to push imagination and language towards their extremes, so as to celebrate the beauty, darkness and mirth of this predicament called life, where we seem to have been dropped without sufficient consultation. They may be read in any order.

His upcoming title will be the Hollywood canyons novel (actual title yet to be confirmed), now barrelling down the pipeline...

He's at, and @RohanQuine.

Table of Contents

THE PLATINUM RAVEN: Raven: 1 A sudden white rabbit. The Chocolate Raven: 2 The most beautiful building in the world, 3 Fronds A to P, 4 Chocolate hair on white silk, 5 The bellow on the rock-slopes. The Platinum Raven: 6 Platinum hair on black silk, 7 Purple and red and yellow and ... on fire, 8 The mad-faced tower in the mountains, 9 The squirly brown windows in the turret, 10 Santa Monica Boulevard, 11 In the arms of the man from the garden of love, 12 The pug among the struts, in the pale blue strait-jacket, 13 Black and rust and ochre over the plain, 14 Slinky-smooth in the mirror mist, 15 Planets hanging heavy, 16 The adventures of the dead girl, 17 A kiss of jagged glass, 18 I see you!, 19 Mirrors in the labyrinth, 20 Analysis of motion through CCTV, 21 The Platinum Raven's message-in-a-bottle, 22 The black and red flower, 23 The point of silver in the dawn, 24 Catch you later! The Chocolate Raven: 25 Electric aliveness and happiness, remembered, 26 Scent of fucked-up dark devouring hunger, 27 Through the Spire to the Pinnacle, 28 Whisper of Scorpio, 29 Flash of Amber in Scorpio, 30 Two Ravens on the freeway. Raven: 31 The hair in the corridor. THE HOST IN THE ATTIC: I Imminent completion of masterpiece, II Portrait captures first corruption, III Addicted to the image, IV First cruelty of addiction, V Portrait infected and shut away, VI Horror beneath glamour, VII ...A decade later, VIII The Furies close in and feign defeat, IX Nemesis. APRICOT EYES: 1 Jaymi's hunt for Scorpio, 2 The black-thighed scorpion, 3 The stalking on the subway train, 4 The girls on West Fourteenth Street, 5 The golden limousine and the sudden hanging legs, 6 Ten screens of eyes in the neon, 7 Phaon and the second like a teardrop, 8 Screeching worms, 9 A lapful of broken glass, 10 A drag-queen drives a tanker, 11 Ecstasy in Hunts Point. HALLUCINATION IN HONG KONG: 1 So here is the horror, to sicken the sun, 2 Love among the spires and the fountains, 3 Oh, my Angel.

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