The Green Wood Faun by Nina Antonia

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Egaeus Press, 2017. First Edition. 1 of 420 copies. 192 pages. Lithographically printed, sewn hardback with colour endpapers.

"Nina Antonia's The Greenwood Faun is a haunted, haunting work. Summoning up Lucian Taylor, the hallucinated hero of Arthur Machen's The Hill of Dreams, Nina channels the curious, captivating story of what happened to Lucian's literary masterpiece after his death, and how it both saves and destroys those who come across it after it is posthumously published. Shot through with decadence, poetry, opium, and incense, with the ghost of Lionel Johnson as psychopomp and the Great God Pan heavy in the fields, this is a beautifully written proem: witty, crepuscular, enchanting, surprising."   - David Tibet

"A strange and curious novel, steeped in the lingering incense and paganism of the fin-de-siècle."
    - Phil Baker