The Glass Boat is a fairy story. No, not the way you think I mean. It’s the story of people who might exist, of events that could happen. It is, in short, somewhat magical.
An old wharf building is to be pulled down and the site re-developed. to the man who wants to do this it is only bricks and mortar, bo the woman to whom he entrusts the design work for his new edifice soon finds out otherwise. It is a magic place, a place that brings her into contact with people who inhabit the same world as herself but not in the same way as she does. they do it in a way that makes the wharf their world, using only bits and pieces of her world as and when they need them. Dealing with the so-called real world is a problem for them, in that it intrudes on what they really want to do.
This is a magical book, with a magical story, written in the 1980s. It entices you in, and you have to decide to continue with the journey or jump off. Take a leap of faith and stay with the story – hopefully yo will be surprised as I was1
- Publisher : Brilliance Books Ltd (26 Nov. 1983)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 96 pages
First published in Gay Star Issue No 16 held by the Linenhall Library