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The Beheading Game
The Beheading Game

The Beheading Game


256 Pages, 5 3/4 x 8 3/4

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $22.95 (US $22.95) (CA $28.95)

Publication Date: January 2006

ISBN 9780916727246

Rights: WOR

Wings Press (Jan 2006)

Price: $22.95


Set in New York, this story follows a gay couple's personal struggles with serious illness and coming out issues, all set against a contemporary version of the medieval English story, "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight."


"Webster's novel takes us on a tour of the labyrinths of desire and dread in which the games of love are played out. Her daring juxtaposition of the medieval romance, 'Gawain and the Green Knight,' with thoroughly contemorary dramas of gender-bending gives her tale special resonance."  —Sandra Gilbert, coauthor, The Madwoman in the Attic

Author Biography

Brenda Webster is the author of two novels, two critical studies of the poets Yeats and Blake, and an award-winning memoir, The Last Good Freudian. She is the current president of PEN West.