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The Risen

The Risen
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The Risen
a novel by Peter Whitehead

The Risen: A Holographic Novel

Whitehead's 3-D 'Holographic Novel', a vivid quest into the mysteries of ancient mythology, occultism and female sexuality. A similar menage-a-trois to Nora And..., except this time

the uptight doctor (a crystallographer), the troubled sculptress, and the incandescently beautiful actress are haunted by a vanished character, the psychic and hallucinatory pilgrim John (a spectralized version of Syd Barrett, to whom the book is dedicated). In an old country house in Cornwall, the two women seduce the doctor physically (with a series of pornographic dance-rituals), while John's computer hypertexts of shamanic knowledge initiate him psychically. As his scepticism peels away he realises way too late that to find John, he has to go all the way. Paperback and film rights have already been sold to Mirabilis, The Risen is rumoured to contain the encoded proof of reincarnation.

It belongs alongside Norman Mailer's 'Ancient Evenings' and William Burroughs' 'The Western Lands'.
Iain Sinclair


Kieran Wyatt, contributor to i-D magazine and a freelance photographer.

Alan Moore, author of the acclaimed graphic novels, "Watchmen", "V for Vengeance" and "From Hell."

Jonathon Davies of MIDIAN Books.

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Ted Hughes