Harri Roberts reviews Clymau - 14 Stori Fer edited by Jon Gower


Gomer, £8.99

As Jon Gower’s foreword explains, the inspiration behind this collection of fourteen short stories was the experimental novel Finbar’s Hotel (1999), a collaborative work consisting of seven separately authored chapters. But while the stories/chapters of Finbar’s Hotel never leave the confines of a Dublin hotel, the stories in Clymau (which can be translated as ‘knots’ or ‘bonds’) are set in a wide range of localities, not just within Wales, but in France, England, Spain and Hungary too.

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