'Tristan Hughes's Shattercone, a collection of nine fascinatingly interwoven short stories, set in Canada, the Great Lakes and in Wales, is a book of such distances – spatial and geographical, but also temporal, emotional, relational and existential.'
In this review of Tristan's short story collection, due for release in October, Laura Wainwright finds much to admire!
'While Shattercone is a collection about distances, however, it is equally a book about connections; between human hopes and losses, choices and fears – ‘solitude and desire’ (in Solnit’s words). Themes, characters and events are recurring and interlacing. Indeed, the experience of reading these precisely and beautifully written stories is reminiscent of that of David in ‘ENE’: ‘this forest is not trackless’ [. . .] And yet it turns him around and around. Each way he goes, he seems to come to where he has already been’.'
You can read the full review here.
And you can pre-order your copy here.