Apricot Eyes by Rohan Quine, chapter 2 “The black-thighed scorpion”
Apricot Eyes by Rohan Quine, chapter 2
“The black-thighed scorpion”
(This video is also on YouTube.)
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.
For 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.
The 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”.
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