“The Solex Brothers” explores the fate of the individual – albeit a rather feeble individual – and of personal responsibility in a culture of absurd, inexorable forces. Farce navigating towards moral absolution in narratives at once Fauvist and Baroque, expunging the twee with a reformist’s remorseless vigour; cherishing its influences with a poststructuralist’s vertical rigour; and, at times, chasing its tail with a schoolboy’s reductive snigger.
Luke has performed and judged our competition at Verve, and produced the first Verve Poetry Press pamphlet, Truffle Hound, for which we are forever grateful and indebted to him.
Date: 5th July 2010
Extent: 80 pp