In the terrifying confession that makes up Heqet, the new and hypnotic novel by Brendan Connell, an author whose name has become synonymous with contemp- orary Decadent literature, the reader is treated to pages of anguish and extravagance as they follow the delirium-strewn path of the protagonist Félix, a fatal and failed anti-hero like few others. Poisoning himself with designer drugs and alchemical wishes, he traverses Swiss and other European territories, tracing out tessellations of evil in his deliberations and visions.
Undoubtedly one of the most curious and horrifying works of current-day fiction, Heqet is a hieroglyph of a book, as fertile in mystic revelation as it is in ingenuity.
The present volume has been fortified by a selection of a dozen short, spectacular stories and vignettes under the heading “Ghosts”, nine of which have never before appeared elsewhere.
The table of contents is as follows:
Queen of the Iceni
Moonlight Hidden Behind Clouds
The Abbey of the Heart
Transmission to a Pelican
The Sweet Princess Prized
The Horse Shrine
Record from a Magnetic Line
Vision Seldom Penetrates Substance
Monologue of a Maniac
The book is a lithographically printed, 160 page hardback with printed endpapers; limited to just 275 copies.
It can be ordered now for £37.00, inclusive of postage worldwide.