The Silent Land

The Silent Land by Graham Joyce

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The haunting new literary fantasy from the (actual) author of MEMOIRS OF A MASTER FORGER. A young couple are caught in an avalanche during a skiing holiday in the French Alps. They struggle back to the village and find it deserted. As the days go by they wait for rescue, then try to leave. But each time they find themselves back in the village. And, increasingly, they are plagued by visions and dreams and the realization that perhaps no-one could have survived the avalanche.

THE SILENT LAND is a brooding and tender look at love and whether it can survive the greatest challenge we will ever face.

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Graham Joyce (full name - Graham William Joyce / Graham William Joyce) was born in 1954 in the family of an English miner near Coventry. He studied at the college "Bishop Lonsdale", in 1980 graduated from the University of Leicester with a master`s thesis on the work of Thomas Pynchon. For eight years he worked for the National Association of Youth Clubs, which is engaged in the reeducation of difficult teenagers. In 1988-1989 he lived on the Greek island of Lesbos, where he wrote his first book - "Dreamside", traveled to the Middle East, then returned to Leicester (England), where he began his professional writing career. Graham creates works at the intersection of fantasy, science fiction, horror and mainstream genres, varying in a wide range of themes and settings, but preferring the psychological, metaphysical and supernatural aspects of the story. Some critics tend to attribute the work of Graham Joyce to the so-called "magical realism" and see signs of the influence of Lat...

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Graham Joyce (full name - Graham William Joyce / Graham William Joyce) was born in 1954 in the family of an English miner near Coventry. He studied at the college "Bishop Lonsdale", in 1980 graduated from the University of Leicester with a master`s thesis on the work of Thomas Pynchon. For eight years he worked for the National Association of Youth Clubs, which is engaged in the reeducation of difficult teenagers. In 1988-1989 he lived on the Greek island of Lesbos, where he wrote his first book - "Dreamside", traveled to the Middle East, then returned to Leicester (England), where he began his professional writing career. Graham creates works at the intersection of fantasy, science fiction, horror and mainstream genres, varying in a wide range of themes and settings, but preferring the psychological, metaphysical and supernatural aspects of the story. Some critics tend to attribute the work of Graham Joyce to the so-called "magical realism" and see signs of the influence of Latin American writers Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Julio Cortazar, although Graham himself considers himself a follower of English writers of the "weird tale" genre (such as Arthur Machen and Algernon Blackwood) ... In an interview with Locus magazine, Graham says that he strives to radically change the subject matter of each new book, while maintaining a strict balance between the rational and the irrational. The vast majority of Graham`s works have been nominated for the most prestigious awards in the world of science fiction and fantasy. The novels Dark Sister, Requiem, The Tooth Fairy and Indigo were awarded the August Derleth Award (Best Novel of the Year by the British Fantasy Society). Critics have highlighted the novels The Facts of Life (winner of the World Fantasy and Imaginaire awards) and Smoking Poppy (at the time of writing this novel, Joyce spent two weeks in Thailand, exploring the life of the tribes engaged in the cultivation of the opium poppy). Graham`s stories have appeared in the anthologies Darklands 2, Eurotemps and In Dreams and the author`s collection Partial Eclipse and Other Stories. In the last years of his life, Graham Joyce lived with his wife Suzanne Johnson and two children in Leicester and taught writing at Nottingham Trent University. Graham Joyce died on September 9, 2014 after a long illness.  Official Site