A Fish Trapped Inside the Wind, Paperback
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This is the story of A Fish Trapped inside the Wind.

It all begins in a small town in Belgium near the French border on the morning of the festival of St.

Woelfred. There are dead fish scattered everywhere seemingly blown in by the wind.

The empty quarries of Villon are soon to be used as toxic waste dumps. Are the fish a sign from the saint or a trick played by Contexture, the dance group who once got naked at the Vatican?

The lives of six people who live in the town are about to be changed forever.

A story with magic and fish - and the lost poems of Rimbaud.




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It's going to take me a while to process all that went on in this book. For now, though, I say get yourself a copy and read it for yourself. I am having flashbacks to Tim Winton's "The Riders" -- there are similarities -- and I might have to reread that story at around the same time I reread this debut novel by Christien Gholson. There is a lot packed into this relatively short tome: the mysterious invasion of fish in a small Belgian town in the mid 1980s; the interweaving of the lives of six people who live there; letters from a traveler searching for Rimbaud....

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