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Milton in Purgatory
Milton in Purgatory

Milton in Purgatory

Fairlight Moderns


192 Pages, 4.25 x 7

Formats: EPUB, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $13.95 (US $13.95) (CA $18.95)

Publication Date: July 2021

ISBN 9781912054367

Rights: US & CA

Fairlight Books (Jul 2021)


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‘I’ve seen love and loss so many times. First cuts into the fresh flesh always scar the deepest.’ Milton Pitt leads an uneventful life, with a dull job and a secret longing for adventure. One morning, after he is hit by a speeding car, he suffers an out-of-body experience and awakens back in his bedroom. Everything is just the same – that is, except for the bloody footprints leading to the chimney… Is this his chance to lead a better life? Was it just a dream? Or is he simply dead? In this richly inventive and humorous novella, Edward Vass brings the themes of Dante’s Divine Comedy 700 years into the future.


'A weird and wonderful tale, full of violent twists and turns. This surprising debut novella punches above its weight and pulls no punches.' - Jennifer Rushworth, author of Discourses of Mourning in Dante, Petrarch, and Proust

'A funny, original and quintessentially British account of a twenty-first century man confronted by the afterlife.' - Abbie Walker (@ab_reads), London Book Fair's 2019 Bookstagrammer of the Year

Author Biography

Edward Vass works at the British Medical Association, with a degree in marketing and advertising from the University of Lincoln. During his time in South Korea as an English teacher, Edward started experimenting with writing and ideas for stories. Milton in Purgatory is his debut novella.