He Used Thought as a Wife

Tim Key


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"Utter" & Press
14 February 2021
ISBN: 9781916222649
308 pages

From the publisher

In March, Tim Key got locked down, found an orange pen and started writing poems. Then he started writing down his conversations. Zoom, phone, yelled heart-to-hearts from kitchen window to pavement. This book is the result. A paperback account of one man’s experience of the most peculiar moment in our recent history. 

“[Tim Key has] always been at a gloriously odd angle to life as we know it. Now that life itself is at an ingloriously odd angle to life as we knew it, his time has come.” The Times ****

"If one day we will all look back on this and laugh, this is a good a place to start as any" Chortle *****

"its as if Key's absurdist vers libre is the artform that lockdown, itself such an absurd experience, has been looking for." Guardian ****

"A latter-day Samuel Pepys, chronicling the modern bubonic plague for posterity... a hilarious portrait of an artist just about creatively keeping his funk at bay" i