In this remarkable collection of vignettes, Elspeth Duncan spins tales that draw the reader into the creative process. She gives us characters who are at once familiar and yet strangely unfamiliar, whetting our curiosity just enough that we find ourselves imagining endings for her tales, creating stories for the characters that tell as much about them as about ourselves. This is the genius of Daisy Chain. After one story, the reader is hooked. It’s an exhilarating ride to self knowledge though the stream of consciousness of fictive characters.
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As some of you already know, Daisy Chain is the stream-of-consciousness novel I wrote in 7 days in 2006. In 2010 I pulled it "off the shelf" and published it as a limited-edition e-book. (See videos from the e-book's launch reading here—May 2010—featuring excerpts read by me and 6 female friends).
Realising that most people wanted a hard copy version of Daisy Chain to curl up in bed with, I worked over a few months with editor, Jeanne Mason, to tweak and tighten the text of Daisy Chain—making sure to maintain the integrity of the original stream-of-consciousness content. This was a valuable learning process.
Well-received public readings during this time were held at Hotel Normandie, St. Anns (through Paper Based Bookstore) and at the 1st Annual Bocas Literary Festival, held in Trinidad, 2011.
If you live abroad, you can order your copy of Daisy Chain online from Amazon . . . or from Infinity's bookstore.
If living or vacationing in Trinidad & Tobago, you can look forward to purchasing your autographed copy at the book launch at NALIS, POS on Saturday 27th August 2011, from 6 - 8 p.m. Write the date in your diary from now . . . and I will also remind you closer to the time.
Enjoy your reading and feel free to write a review on the amazon site so that other buyers will gain insight from your experience.