Second edition, with a foreword by Stephen Jenkinson.
The Night Wages is a leap into the mysteries, a deep conversation between father and daughter, a ragged travelogue of a night sea journey to the temple of Aphrodite. It’s a rumination on how we handle the volatility of romantic love, and how a parent communicates through stories a grief he cannot communicate any other way.
The Night Wages has swiftly been awarded cult status amongst Shaw’s readership. A book for both lovers and grievers, many have taken to reading it aloud to loved ones. The book is cherished as a unique articulation of love’s deepest Underworld, Tony Hoagland claiming, “My jaw dropped, and is still dropped.” This is a classic of contemporary romanticism.
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