New edition of Wilson Harris’ “Ascent to Omai”

Repeating Islands


Featuring an introduction by Michael Mitchell

New edition of a Guyanese classic to be released April 27, 2018

Our thanks to Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.

Wilson Harris’s ninth novel, first published in 1970, is a work of the most revolutionary and far-reaching kind of science or speculative fiction. In it time and space are truly elastic, so that events in recent time become part of remote geological time and the boundaries between events and remembering, individual persons and different locations are fluid and permeable. Victor is in search of his father, Adam, once a revolutionary worker who was sent to prison many years ago for burning down the factory he worked in. Since then Victor has lost touch with him, but suspects he is living as a pork-knocker (gold prospector) in the remote Cuyuni-Mazaruni district of Guyana – now the site of one of the largest…

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