‘I am writing this account, in another man’s book, by candlelight, inside the belly of a fish. I have been eaten.’
… & so begins Edward Carey’s extraordinary new work, Fish House, a brilliant re-telling of the Pinocchio story, in the voice of his ‘father’, the carpenter Gepetto – from inside the enormous sea creature that has swallowed him.
Enigmatic, mysterious, moving, Fish House is possibly the most unusual of the strange habitations created by Edward Carey since his debut Observatory Mansions and one that will win new readers to his growing fan club around the world.
Fish House contains beautiful images and photographs of the ingenious creations Gepetto fashions in his imprisonment.