The Tazyrik Year by Alan Gould

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June 1998, no. 201

The Tazyrik Year by Alan Gould

Sceptre, $19.95 pb, 217 pp

The Tazyrik Year by Alan Gould

by
June 1998, no. 201

A man waits outside a schoolyard and watches a young girl who, it seems, is his daughter, though she doesn’t know him. What appears to be an internal dialogue between the man and the child’s mother commences, set apart from the main text. It is a self-conscious narrative manoeuvre. The narrator, Jules Pyatt, after all has a thesis in English literature behind him (abandoned). He knows what narrative is all about, and he knows he wants to tell the story of his ‘Tazyrik year’, which belongs to a period several years before, when he was in his late twenties.

David Matthews reviews 'The Tazyrik Year' by Alan Gould

The Tazyrik Year

by Alan Gould

Sceptre, $19.95 pb, 217 pp

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