Open Throat

by Henry Hoke

£14.99


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    Fiction

    Hardback

    Books > Fiction

    Open Throat is published on 27th July , but we’re lucky to have early copies, so you can reserve one for collection now or pop in to buy a copy. Henry Hoke will be visiting for an event on publication day, speaking to Jack Parlett about the book. Tickets are £5 and can be bought in the shop or online here.

    I’ve never eaten a person but today I might…

    A queer and dangerously hungry mountain lion lives in the drought-devastated land under the Hollywood sign. Lonely and fascinated by the voices around them, the lion spends their days protecting a nearby homeless encampment, observing hikers complain about their trauma and, in quiet moments, grappling with the complexities of their own identity. When a man-made fire engulfs the encampment, the lion is forced from the hills down into the city the hikers call ‘ellay’.

    As they confront a carousel of temptations and threats, the lion takes us on a tour that spans the cruel inequalities of Los Angeles. But even when salvation finally seems within reach, they are forced to face down the ultimate question: do they want to eat a person, or become one?

    Feral and vulnerable, profound and playful, Open Throat is a universal journey through a wondrous and menacing world. This is a marvel of storytelling that brings the mythic to life.

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