Richard Wright

author of strange, dark fictions

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The fight to survive is all in the mind.

Greg Summers knows the answers to the questions. Until one day he returns home to discover that his wife no longer recognises him; that his wife is married to another man called Greg Summers.

Perhaps it is an elaborate hoax, yet that wouldn’t explain the vivid flashbacks to his childhood, or the violent eruptions of blood that accompany them. Nor does it explain the stray memories that seem to belong to an entirely separate man called Richard Jameson.

One of these men is a lie, and neither wishes it to be he. On the run from a creature that cannot exist, his comfortable truths shattered, Greg finds his whole knowledge of the world questionable. If he does not know himself, what can he trust himself to know?

First published in 1999 by Hard Shell Word Factory, during the first abortive rise of the ebook, then again in paperback in 2002 by Razorblade Press, Richard Wright’s Cuckoo has been effectvely unavailable for almost a decade. The author is proud to present this revised edition of the novel, ready for a new audience, in paperback and multiple ebook formats.

The first novel from Richard Wright, now available in a new paperback ebook edition.

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“This, you will find yourself thinking when you come up for air, is a major talent. Here is an author you could lose some sleep over. If you haven’t latched onto any of his short fiction, Cuckoo is going to be the lure that puts you on the lookout for more of his stuff.” – SF Site.

“A plot as wild as this could have easily spun out of control, but Wright holds the reins tight. His dexterity is dazzling.” – Hellnotes.

“Exceedingly raw, violent and unflinching in its storytelling, Cuckoo will gross you out, just as it absolutely terrifies you.” – Monster Librarian (Cuckoo was subsequently listed among the Monster Librarian’s Top Picks from 2011)

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