The Imagination Thief, Part X “Ghost town departure: love and pain”
SCROLL DOWN THIS PAGE and click the below titles 116-120, to view the Video-Book versions of mini-chapters 116-120, which comprise Part X of the novel.
Above is the Film “DAMIAN 111”, which is embedded on the title page of Part X of The Imagination Thief’s ebook format. In it are coloured shadows for Part X as a whole, being just one lens’s suggestion of Damian West’s parents, back when Damian was still a child.
Click the below titles 116-120, to view the Video-Book versions of mini-chapters 116-120
|116. “Revelation in the breakfast room”—click here for Video-Book
“Jaymi … d’you remember my statue of black icing-sugar?”
|117. “That narrow door”—click here for Video-Book
Left alone, I glance down the long, narrow corridor in the other direction, towards Pippa’s closed bedroom door, and am startled to notice a faint light gleaming through the hinge of that narrow door… I creep nearer to it, careful to make no sound. There’s the keyhole. I bend down very slowly, bring my eye level with the keyhole, and peer through.
|118. “The feet beneath the sheet”—click here for Video-Book
When my gaze reaches her mouth, softening at the prospect of its imminent detour into the small curved inlet comprising her parted lips as seen from here, I feel my eyes change focus, from close up to further away: for exactly beyond her lips, in this particular sightline, are Angel’s backwards-pointing feet sticking out from under the sheet.
|119. “Savagery, mystery, death and confinement”—click here for Video-Book
The car is cruising fast, sliding smooth on the curve of an elevated freeway, high as a suspension bridge, that strides grey and silver through the countries of a jungle on a march of slender legs I can see far ahead disappearing in a mist of light.
|120. “A ring, two spires and a wedding gift”—click here for Video-Book
Still clutching Angel’s note, and filled with powerless compassion and vertigo at the depths of pain in her whose lips smudged its author’s signature with such hopeless frequency, I honour that smudging in the only way I can think of: I turn and place a slow, gentle kiss on Alaia’s warm temple.
The above Video-Book mini-chapters 116-120 of The Imagination Thief are also linked to from inside the novel’s ebook format. They are here too:
The Imagination Thief by Rohan Quine is about a web of secrets, triggered by the stealing and copying of people’s imaginations and memories. It’s about the magic that can be conjured up by images of people, in imagination or on film; the split between beauty and happiness in the world; and the allure of various kinds of power. It celebrates some of the most extreme possibilities of human imagination, personality and language, exploring the darkest and brightest flavours of beauty living in our minds.