In Dark Places by Wyl Menmuir is the first collaborative publishing venture of its kind between university students and a trade publisher. It is the launch title for a series of pocket-size fiction, inspired by the history and environment of National Trust places.
'There were once people who walked lightly. Who heard, in the space between their footsteps, reverberations and echoes of the fissures and caverns that lay below. Otherworlds and underworlds. Places that spoke to them.'
In this darkly atmospheric story, a young couple on their honeymoon set out to explore Cheddar Gorge, only to find themselves increasingly distanced from one another as the presence of the claustrophobic caves closes in around them...
About the author: Wyl Menmuir is a novelist and editor based in Cornwall. His bestselling debut novel, The Many (Salt Publishing) was long-listed for the 2016 Man Booker Prize and in November 2016, Nightjar Press published a limited edition chapbook of his story Rounds.
Wyl has written for both Radio 4's Open Book and for The Observer, and was the 2017 writer in residence at Falmouth University.
Illustrations by Emma Butcher
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