The Poet and the Flea (Volume 1)

2016 DEBUT The Poet and the Flea (Volume 1)
Book Author(s) G. E. Gallas
Publisher Radiant Pessimist Press
Book List Price $20.00
All-Ages Appropriate Yes
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The Poet and the Flea is a reimagining of the life of the poet-painter William Blake. Set in 1790, at the onset of The Industrial Revolution, William suffers from the death of his beloved younger brother, Robert. Catherine (Kate) Blake attempts to comfort her husband, but cannot dispel his grief. During this spell of anxiety, William is visited by an ominous creature: The Ghost of a Flea. The Flea reveals a vested interest in William’s spiritual well-being — the result of an unorthodox wager. Will William triumph over The Flea’s sinister meddling? Or will he fall victim to The Flea’s corruption?

The Poet and the Flea is as beautiful and original as Blake himself.” —The Scrappy Storyteller

“Gallas’ style… sets Blake, to no detriment, as a young Johnny Depp in a romantic and gothic Tim Burton scene.” —The British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

ISBN: 978069254144-9
95 pages
Black and White
7 by 10 inches