Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/30/2004

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 248
ISBN : 9781418415488

About the Book

Dark Ghosts Rising follows the ancient tradition of the Celtic storytellers, moving the Short Story to new heights. This is a sampler of dark and thought-provoking trips through modern life and other worlds. Here the ordinariness of Sergio Burns' characters are juxtaposed with extraordinary events, as the mundane of everyday existence collides with the strange and, sometimes, the surreal. In these sixteen stories there is something disturbingly compelling, human and real about the characters and the landscapes they inhabit. These are works of freshness and edginess and emotion, of melancholy and joy, of something new and ground breaking, while retaining a sliver of dark humour and cutting irony. Written with a cosmopolitan touch, an innovative euro-lit style, and an extraordinary grasp of the human condition. Scotland's gifted son, Sergio Burns uses his extraordinary powers of invention, combining his skilful use of innovation, technique and structure to take his readers on a great trip.

About the Author

Sergio Bums was born in Broxburn, just west of Edinburgh. The son of a railroad signalman and a cook, he left school at 15 to work in a carpet factory before drifting between dead end occupations. In his early twenties he returned to education eventually gaining a place at the University of Glasgow where he studied English Literature and Sociology. Sergio has won prizes at the Bridport and Wellington short story

competitions, has written a screenplay for the director Ed Br~ worked for Pearl Catlin productions on a Channel Four documentary series, and writes the weekly London Calling column for Spanish publication The Entertainer. Currently working on his first novel, he lives in Kilmarnock, Scotland, with his wife Christine.