The Night Wages

£20.00

Bidden or unbidden, initiations come.

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 speak of any other way. Personal and yet mythical, poetic but earthy, this is a new form. The Night Wages provokes archaic images and modern dilemmas, it is the story of someone trying to comprehend the mysteries of their own heart.

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Paperback. Cista Mystica Press, Devon, England.

Praise for Martin Shaw

“An unsurpassed ability to bring myth into our hearts, all the glory and terror of the human condition.”
Jacob Needleman, author of An Unknown World: Notes on the Meaning of the Earth

“A web of wild intelligence.”
Rosie Boycott, The Independent

“An outrageous piece of magic.”
David Abram, author of Becoming Animal

“Magnificence of soul with a deft acuity of intellect.”
Jay Griffiths, author of Wild

“Shaw presides over an astonishing flow of language, owls and stags live here.”
Robert Bly, author of Iron John

“A conjuror, a troubadour dropped in our midst. Catch him any way you can.”
Eric Utne, founder The Utne Reader

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