The White Trail


Sarah Gonnet’s thoughts on Fflur Dafydd’s The White Trail

I'm a serious journalist you know

the_white_trail

Title: The White Trail
By: Fflur Dafydd
Publisher: Seren
Released: 2011

Fflur Dafydd has a unique, almost lyrical, writing style. Her interpretation of the Welsh legend “How Culhwch Won Olwen” is frequently murky in plot, but the flashes between time and place eventually build up to a terrifying climax. Cloning, Parenthood, mental illness, and the traps of small town life are all covered.

The protagonist- Cilydd’s- situation is devestating and confusing right from the beginning; and the surreality only builds as the text continues, making Cilydd’s life more bizarre and difficult. The story quickly turns from family drama to isolation, and eventually subverted conspiracy. The story goes on to become complex, with unexpected occurances and character developments around every corner.

As a result “The White Trail” is a surprising book, that furthers the Mabinogion tale with plenty of original material. This is the third of Seren’s Mabinogion stories I have…

View original post 15 more words

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s