Datura: or, A Delusion We All See

( Finnish - Datura tai harha jonka jokainen näkee - 2001 )

novel by Leena Krohn

translated by Anna Volmari and J. Robert Tupasela

Published: Cheeky Frawg Books - trade paperback - 2013
ISBN: 0985790466 / 9780985790462

Cheeky Frawg Books - e-book - 2013
eISBN: 9780985790462
BN ID: 2940148596448

When the unnamed narrator, the sickly editor of fringe journal the New Anomalist, ingests toxic datura seeds, she is bombarded by perceptions of phantoms, vampires, and alarming eccentrics. Are they hallucinations or denizens of other dimensions? Is the datura plant responsible, or is it the enigmatic Voynich manuscript, a secret key to reality penned by Roger Bacon? A slew of sympathetic, disturbing grotesques attack the narrator’s equilibrium, including the Master of Sound, a detector of silent sounds, and the Hair Artiste, whose dead son’s photograph changes to show the shadow of wings. Perception, the faulty tool by which we define reality, dissolves. Mr. Chance, advocate of paranormal coincidence, and an old woman running just ahead of the narrator are embodiments of overlapping realities shaping her transforming awareness.


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