Bound by Glenn Bartley
Full black Harmatan goatskin; crimson and grey
goatskin onlays, some recessed and edged in pale olive green acrylic.
Doublures of crimson goatskin; flyleaves of grey suede and Thai grass
paper. Edges airbrushed with pale olive green acrylic. Gold and blind
Buckram book box with felt
linings. Recessed label tooled in gold and blind.
C follows the short,
intense life of Serge Carrefax, living through the electric modernity
of the early twentieth century, transfixed by the technologies that
will obliterate him.
Born to the sound of one of the very first experimental
wireless stations, Serge finds himself steeped in a weird world of
transmissions, whose very air seems filled with cryptic and poetic
signals of all kinds.
Moving through idyllic settings of pre-war Europe
the story gives way to the exhilarating flight-paths of the frontline
aeroplane radio operator, then the prison camps of Germany, the drug-fuelled
London of the roaring twenties and, finally, the ancient tombs of Egypt.