​​Publications projected for  2019

The Gabbro Head Press is proud to announce that three works of fiction will lead our list of titles in 2019:

Spiderweb Alley  
by Verlyn Flieger
A thematic sequel to Pig Tale and The Inn at Corbies' Caww, the new  novel by Verlyn Flieger continues to explore the powerful effects that  stories can have on the courses of human lives, as the vivacious  Beth and her lover, Mick, a professional folklorist, visit a remote  part of our  world where an oral storytelling tradition still thrives.
Avilion 
by Verlyn Flieger
In this unique work, Verlyn Flieger uses her professorial knowledge acquired through many years of teaching the works of Sir Thomas Malory, perhaps the greatest English writer of the fifteenth century, as  fuel for her imagination to create  a series of dramatic monologues through which King Arthur, Queen Guenevere,  Mordred, the wizard Merlin,  Sir Gawain, Sir Bors,  and other knights of the Round Table  speak in their own voices and express their own opinions on the passion and tragedy of Malory's Arthurian world.    
The Eunuch: Complete and Unexpurgated
by Charles H. Fischer
At once a  well-researched historical novel set in ancient Babylon during the reign of King Nebuchadnezzar II  and an eviscerating  satire of the academic life of graduate students of the humanities, this memoir of the eunuch Nergal, which relates the unsmooth course of a very peculiar love story,  is an extraordinary comic work. 

Some advance praise for The Eunuch :-

"Absolutely masterful" - Ryan Boudinot, author of Blueprints of the Afterlife
"A fresh and distinct voice" - Richard Farr, author of The Fire Seekers
"The saga, the characters, the historical context and setting, and the timeliness and timelessness of it are mind-boggling.  Nergal is an extraordinary character and an unforgettable narrator." - Robin Cruise, editor, formerly at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt