Genre: Fiction
Published: 30 October 2014
Publisher: Jacaranda Books

The Blink That Killed the Eye

by Anthony Anaxagorou


THE BLINK THAT KILLED THE EYE is a stunningly crafted debut short story collection, taking a poetic torch to the shadows of daily life – illuminating the characters, situations, emotions and dilemmas that pour into even the most ordinary existences. From building sites to prison cells; from the birth of love to the last moments of breath – Anthony Anaxagorou navigates expertly through the tangled nets of invisibility, desperation and power to bring us time-defining tales of tragedy and hope; commenting on the irony of our shrinking capacity to really see ourselves or each other in a world increasingly defined by appearances and dangerous preconceptions.

"Look out for Anthony Anaxagorou, a near spiritual experience." - The Sunday Times
"His greatest strength is how effectively and completely he can draw you into his narratives despite their serious and complex subjects." - Josh Idehan, Poejazzi
"One of the most powerful stage performances I've seen." - The Evening Standard