A hardcover first edition, Swan River Press, Dublin, July 2020, of Munky by Brian Catling, SIGNED by the author, and also signed by Illustrator Dave McKean . Loosely laid in are two images by McKean of part of the cover art ( both on the dustjacket and full wraparound art on the boards underneath. This edition limited to 500 copies, of which 100 were signed by both author and artist. Not numbered.
A Fine copy, in a matching Fine dustjacket.
As always, high production quality from Swan River Press.
Peopled with richly drawn Dickensian grotesques and filled with bizarre and comical incident, Munky is as compelling as it is antic. Catling transports the reader to an interwar England in the throes of change. Part bizarre ghost story, part whimsical farce, part idiosyncratic literary experiment, it could be described as P. G. Wodehouse collaborating with Raymond Roussel, with a dash of M. R. James, if it weren’t so uniquely its own thing.
BRAND NEW. A paperback edition was issued in 2021.