Saturday, October 29, 2011


To download chapter one of THE ABDICATION

"With this new novel, Hanshe reinforces his growing reputation as one of today's most original and thought-provoking novelists."—Keith Ansell-Pearson

The Abdication is an extraordinary mythic delirium-philosophy, rich with erudition and wit, chronicling the exploits of a Heraclitean prophet ushering in nothing less than the Age of Heterology.  Long may it unnerve.”—Lance Olsen, author of Calendar of Regrets

“Hanshe's phantasmagoric and cunning prose eviscerates accreted mythologies while revealing the tragedy attendant on the death and births of gods. Its controversial premises will enrage and provoke many, but the quality and elegance of the writing will amaze all."—Nicholas Birns, Theory After Theory

“The Abdication is a visionary novel of dangerous ideas, a theological thriller concerned with the absence of god and the question posed by the phrase: Dionysus versus the Crucified. It is as richly allusive as it is physically direct: a novel of revolt that can at times be revolting in its relentless push to break the mold of idealist thought. As well argued as it is intricately arcane, indeed dense with learning and lore, this book is both experimental and assured, a comedy of high seriousness and gospel of the flesh that our winded civilization has needed for 2,000 years. Ridendo dicere severum!”—Stuart Kendall, author of Georges Bataille

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