PUBLISHER: AVID PUBLISHING LLC PUBLISHER WEBSITE: https://www.avid-publishing.com
RELEASE DATE: June 15, 2018
GENRE: Avid book, LGBT French Poetry, Erotic Fiction
WORD COUNT: 14,000 words
PAGE COUNT: 92 pages
The story takes place in Marseilles. Marseilles is a poor city in the South of France. It is a gate to Europe coming through the sea from North Africa. It was created more than 2000 years ago by Greek settlers coming from the town of Phocea, now on the Turkish coast.
Marseilles is today famous in Europe as a city of corruption and violence.
In this city was born an insane poet Antonin Artaud who wrote amazing books in the first part of the XXth century and is studied everywhere nowadays. However Artaud went mad and spent about ten years in an asylum in the last part of his life, all through WWII. Treated through intensive electroshock, he remained toothless after that.
Artaud is being referenced in the book by the nickname that his mother gave him as a child “Nanaqui,” which is also the one he uses in his own writing.
In this tale, Nanaqui comes back from the dead to visit us, with his companion Ivan (the Narrator). He is as obscene, crude, maniac, and delirious as a living dead could be. He meets a witch, Sarah, who drops by Marseilles on the way to the film festival of Cannes. Nanaqui wants to have an affair with her, but it turns out that she prefers a penguin to him (the penguin turns out to be gay actually).
The story could be read as a modern tale taking place in the blazing heat of Marseilles, by the Mediterranean Sea, a shore haunted by hundreds of years of decaying civilizations, and through Nanaqui, our hero by the spirit of both greatness and madness.
Warning: This book contains adult content, explicit language and is not suited for those below 18.
“At the second turning of the second stair,” he said like in a weird painting by Francis Bacon.
I summon the fire and I summon the dead and I call out for some weird past gone for good deep under the coast of flesh as the sea drifts away from the land like a raft and we are lost at sea for good with only the seagulls over our head and some hazy clouds emaciated under the red sun and the child and the castle of sand and the tourists turning red too as the heat builds up like in an oven soon enough we will be smoke again to circle the earth as smoke and fall back like the black atomic rain over dying heads
“At the second turning of the second stair,” I watched my own figure reclining in the staircase to pick up a broken mirror but no… it was my cut-off head no… it was the reflection of my head in the broken mirror…
BUY LINK Avid Shop – https://www.avid-publishing.com/product-page/inside-the-fire Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/Inside-Fire-Insane-Ivan-Monbrison-ebook/dp/B07F4DVG3F/ Smashwords – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/834900 Kobo – https://www.kobo.com/ww/en/ebook/inside-the-fire-a-tale-of-the-insane Barnes and Nobles – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/inside-the-fire-ivan-de-monbrison/1128831652?ean=2940155275947
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Ivan de Monbrison is a French poet, writer, and artist born in 1969 in Paris. His poems or short stories have appeared in several literary magazines in France, Italy, Belgium, The UK, Canada, Australia, Switzerland, and in the US. Five poetry chapbooks of his works have been published: L’ombre déchirée, Journal, La corde à nu, Ossuaire and Sur-Faces.
His novels include: Les Maldormants (2014), L’Heure Impure(2016), Orgasmes et Fantaisies (2016) Nanaqui ou les Tribulations d’un poète (2017) A Tale of the Insane: Inside The Fire Avid Publishing LLC (June 2018) Three poetry collections To be published “The Other Self” (2018) “La Cicatrice Nue” (2019 ) “The Open Mind (2018)”