Author:
Kieran Devaney (a published student)
Type:
Novel
Published:
October 2013
Publisher:
Salt Publishing
ISBN-13:
9781907773167

About the publication

Deaf at Spiral Park is a book about a bear that shaves off his fur to join humanity. The novel uses a range of generic approaches, such as comedy and philosophy, to question the humanity of the bear, and conversely the animalistic behaviour of those around him. A cast of characters such as a clown, an invalid, a farmer and a philosopher transcend their stock types and become involved in the complex world of the bear. The antagonist, a recruitment consultant, dies several times, and, ultimately, this teaches her nothing. This is a fresh and original novel which remains accessible and funny in spite of its experimental and philosophical concerns.

Reviews

Surreal, touching, and very very funny.

Robert Shearman

Kieran Devaney's brilliant first novel.

Nicholas Royle