Twist
by Simon Lane
Seamus, alias Twist, is on the Eurostar train from Paris to London to see his twin brother for a birthday lunch. He tells us the story of his love affair with Elska, the captivating Finnish wife of his American friend, Flyte.
The lyricism of his account is inspired by his late father, an Irish poet. Twist has sold one of his father's poems to an American record producer, so financing his boulevardier lifestyle and residence at the Alabama Hotel on the Left Bank.
It's a geometrical tale. A love triangle. Twist looking through the two circles of 300, the speed of the train in kph. And his photographer friend, Agostini, constrained by edges.
Above all, it's about people colliding, the protagonists caught in time and in the prism of Twist's mind. As the relationships play out, observe and savour those tender poetic moments when hearts, souls and bodies combine.
Formats: Hardcover • Paperback
232 pages
Publication Date: November 2010
Language: English
Book Dimensions:HC 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches • PB 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches  
Shipping Weight: HC 13.3 ounces • PB 10.6 ounces
ISBN-13: HC 978-0-9823480-8-6  • PB 978-0-9823480-5-5                  
Price: Hardcover $25  • Paperback $16   US Dollars

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