Apricot Eyes (novella) by Rohan Quine: Video-Book format
Apricot Eyes (novella)
by Rohan Quine: Video-Book format
Click on the 11 headings below, and you’ll land on the 11 pages where the novella’s Video-Book format lives…
In Apricot Eyes by Rohan Quine, a cat-and-mouse pursuit through the New York City night involves a preacher, a psychic and a dominatrix, broadcast live on air—until a horror is unearthed, bringing two of them together and the third to a sticky end. Beneath a waterfront waste ground in the Bronx, a monstrous population is being fattened up, by the preacher, for malign purposes. Jaymi and Scorpio are on his tracks, however, in a blast of fun that trumpets boldness, tolerance and voltage, celebrating the mystery and dangers furled just behind the surface of the everyday. A Distinguished Favorite in the NYC Big Book Award 2021.
To watch some short teasers (many of them less than a minute) excerpted from all of the above, see here.
Here are the basics of what the novella is all about.
Here are some great reviews of it.
Table of Contents of Apricot Eyes
1. Jaymi’s hunt for Scorpio
2. The black-thighed scorpion
3. The stalking on the subway train
4. The girls on West Fourteenth Street
5. The golden limousine and the sudden hanging legs
6. Ten screens of eyes in the neon
7. Phaon and the second like a teardrop
8. Screeching worms
9. A lapful of broken glass
10. A drag-queen drives a tanker
11. Ecstasy in Hunts Point
The above-listed 11 chapters of Apricot Eyes‘s Video-Book format are here too:
And in the YouTube playlist “APRICOT EYES (novella) – Video-Book format – Rohan Quine”:
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. (If playback of any of these videos looks at all fuzzy on YouTube, then you can quickly and easily adjust the YouTube video-player’s playback “Quality” setting, by doing the following: (1) if you’re on a mobile device, first touch the video image, then touch the three-dots symbol that appears in the top-right corner of the player, touch “Quality” and choose “1080p” (or the highest other setting available on your device, e.g. “720p”); or (2) if you’re on a laptop/desktop device, click the cog symbol on the lower edge of the video-player, click “Quality” and choose “1080p” (or the highest other setting available on your device, e.g. “720p”).)
The 11 chapter title-cards of Apricot Eyes‘s video-book format are also in the Google Photos album “Rohan Quine – APRICOT EYES (novella) – chapter titles”.
Production (21 February 2019) and post-production credits of Apricot Eyes‘s Video-Book format: the Director of Photography / Lighting Cameraman was Paul J. Lucas of FASTERTHANLIGHT; the Sound Recordist was Billy Pleasant of Pleasant Sound; the Autocue Operator was Noel Le Bon, for First Take Autocue; the location was Billy Pleasant’s studio; and the Producer, Narrator and Editor was Rohan Quine. The Mastering Engineer for the audiobook was Nick Clapham; and all audiobook files were prepared for delivery to retailers by Oscar Eriksen at The Audiobook Producers.
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