Niall Griffiths is joined by fellow writer and psychogeographer Gary Budden to discuss Niall’s latest novel ‘Of Talons and Teeth’, historical novel from set in Wales before the Industrial Revolution, as human love tries to flower amidst squalor and serfdom.
Sion, a metalworker, strikes up an illicit relationship with Katherine, the wife of the mineowner’s personal dogsbody. And so begins the struggle of non-transactional and non-exploitative human love to be recognised in a place bent on the destruction and negation of that very thing.
A mix of political anger, historical excavation, Celtic mysticism, praise of the human impulse to love and rage at avarice and exploitation, Of Talons and Teeth seeks to explore that moment when human beings and the natural beauties around them were turned into mere chattels; when Mammon became the only god worth worshipping.
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