by William Direen

Alpha Books 2002. Titus Books 2004. © W Direen RRP: $NZ 20.00



The nation of Onævia grows and declines on the edge of a vast continent. Games, cuisine, beliefs and unusual practices offer a glimpse of a polymorphic people, from the coronation of the first king to the capture of the last surviving Onævian.

So much for the plot synopsis. This story is about transferring power and how mythology is a reflection of political processes. This story is about the end of the world, and underground cassettes. This story is about an illness that is transferred by certain speech sounds. This story is about poetry, and power, and their abuse. This story is short, though it took me longer to write than any of my others.

It is available at author readings and guitar/song shows, and by clicking on ORDER below. It has never been reviewed.

Cover painting La Conférence by Sandra Bianciardi.

– Bill Direen

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