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Gold and Azure Beasts: Julian Gough Assesses the Damage

If You See Something Julian Gough

The Book of Kells, in Trinity College, Dublin. You trace the shapes with your finger. Unreadable letters, in a dead language refusing to die, writhing across the page, transforming into gold and azure beasts.

The pages were made from the skin of a lamb, the voice whispers. The inks from plants  [...]

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Issue 12



Winter 2011


​Julian Gough is the author of the novels Juno & Juliet (Anchor Books) and Jude (Old Street). His story “The Orphan and the Mob” was chosen by Aleksandar Hemon for Best European Fiction 2010 (Dalkey Archive Press). He was born in London, grew up in Ireland and lives in Berlin.


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