Filaria

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HarperCollins, Apr 24, 2012 - Fiction - 236 pages
12 Reviews

Four inhabitants of a crumbling world:

  • a drug-addled boy, living in dank recesses, sets out in an ancient car to find his ex, who has mysteriously vanished overnight;
  • a privileged girl, obsessed with the past, and exiled by her esteemed father, learns more about her long-vanished ancestors than she ever could have wished for;
  • an old man, on his hundredth birthday, deserts his quiet post as an elevator operator, climbing the great shaft in hopes of seeing the fabled topmost level before he dies;
  • and a fisherman, seeking answers to why his once-vibrant wife is now chronically ailing and wasting away, begins a quest to find and confront the god of all gods.

  

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User Review  - Mia - Goodreads

FILARIA will worm its way into every section of your brain like a tiny parasite that sneaks in and slowly awakens and fires up your neurons. The world is a mere shell of what it used to be, littered ... Read full review

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Great drip fed narrative multiple angles and connections, light weight on characterisation Read full review

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Contents

PHISTER L32
DEIDRE L2
MEREZIAH L2324
TRAN SO L20
2 SOLDIERS
PHISTER L31
DEIDRE L1
MEREZIAH L1718
DEIDRE L1A SUPERSTRUCTURE
MEREZIAH L89
TRAN SO L14
4 THE ANCESTORS
PHISTER L15
DEIDRE BEYOND
MEREZIAH L1
TRAN SO L32

TRAN SO L12
3 LOVERS
PHISTER L19
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Copyright

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About the author (2012)

Brent Hayward’s fiction has appeared in several publications and anthologies, including Horizons SF, On Spec, ChiZine, the Tesseracts series, and Chilling Tales. In 2006, his story “Phallex Comes Out” was nominated for the StorySouth Million Writers Award as best online story of that year; it received an honourable mention. Filaria, his first novel, was published by ChiZine Publications in 2008 and has since garnered solid acclaim. Born in London, England, raised in Montreal, he currently lives in Toronto. He can be reached through his LiveJournal at: brenth.livejournal.com.

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