The sea: turbulent and leaden, transparent and opaque, magician and mother . . .
When Charles Arrowby, over sixty, a demi god of the theatre-director, playwright and actor - retires from his glittering London world in order to "abjure magic and become a hermit", it is to the sea that he turns. He hopes at least to escape from "the woman" - but unexpectedly meets one whom he loved long ago. His Buddhist cousin, James, also arrives. He is menaced by a monster from the deep. Charles finds his "solitude" peopled by the drama of his own fantasies and obsessions.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 09 / 2003
- 110 x 175mm