Better than Paradise

Will Holloway


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Smokestack Books
1 June 2018
ISBN: 9781999827625
64 pages

From the publisher

Will Holloway’s long-awaited first collection Better than Paradise is a book about science, history and art, about cockroaches, giant turtles and frogs in knickers. It is a meditation on the disaster movie of History – from Gilgamesh and Donald Trump via Mao Zedong's little-known stint on the Northern club circuit, to extraordinary rendition, imperial wars of intervention and lines of homeless refugees. Better than Paradise is an epic re-imagining of exotic landscapes and ominous histories shot through with wit and anger, a powerful, politically engaged and playful account of our ‘whole green world, irrational and sweet’.