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characters In the Absence of Absalon 107 In the Absence of Absalon revolves around an unnamed investigator a set of keys and a townhouse He is investigating a series of disappearances of his colleague Marguerite; of Harold Absalon the Mayor’s transport advisor who. Re read in 2020 With the distortion of time caused by Covid 19 this brilliant novel is pertinent than ever Upgrading to 5 starsFrom the outstanding longlist for the 2017 Republic of Consciousness Prize for gorgeous prose and hardcore literary fiction from small independent presses In the Absence of Absalon is the 2017 follow up to Simon Okotie s wonderful Whatever Happened to Harold Absalon published in 2012 and together they constitute the most delightfully original books I have read this year Both are publised by Cromer based Salt Publishing one of the UK s leading independent small presses They are committed to the discovery and publication of contemporary British literature We find great stories make them gorgeous and share them with you You simply can t have life without a little Salt Whatever Happened to Harold Absalon focused on Marguerite an investigator on the track of the eponymous transport advisor to the Mayor But Marguerite made little progress in the 200 pages of the novel since these were mostly taken up by his meticulous and conscientious pursuance of any train of thought of even tangential relevance to its full and detailed conclusion As the novel ended he was attempting to escape a Routemaster bus convinced that he was being pursued by Harold Absalon s wife Isobel and some cronies after she had spotted him tailing herIn this novel Marguerite has also gone missing in the midst of his investigation and our unnamed main character another investigator is now looking into Marguerite s absence believing that also holds the key to the case of the missing Harold AbsalonAs the novel opens he is approaching a town house owned by Richard Knox a new character introduced into the mix a former colleague of Harold and possible lover of IsobelOur detective regards Marguerite as his senior and mentor and has clearly taken Marguerite s investigative techniues to heart Indeed by comparison Marguerite s progress seems positively rapid In his 200 page story he at least managed to enter a hotel evade the receptionist and take the lift to the top floor to confirm the presence there of Isobel Absalon wait outside the hotel for her to leave attempt to follow her only for his cover to be blown and then in turn flee from her both on to and off a busWhereas his mentee spends the first 50 pages removing a key from his pocket a key which doesn t even prove necessary and by the novel s end has only managed to enter the townhouse and take a few steps inside A taste of his methods of proceeding comes when he doesn t find the key in the pocket he expected and wonders if he is wearing a different set of trousers actually his other trousers since he only owns two He reflects that the two trousers show different levels of wear despite being worn by him a similar number of times and why this might be There were a number of possibilities here as always one of which is that both are second hand so may have been differentially worn when he acuired them This leads him to contemplate the phrase second hand and to decide it is misleading Indeed he decides clothing could only really be first hand if it had somehow been shed ready to wear by an animal This leads him on to contemplating one piece items of clothing such as wet suits and then how despite the suit in the name a wet suit is not suitable as a piece of business attire unless of course one was for example enuiringf about buying a diving euipment shop and wishing to demonstrate to the existing proprietor one s genuine interest in the area In turn he decides that outside of such specific circumstances the visible wearing of a rubber item of clothing is not conducive to the effectiveness of a business meeting Except even that rule has a flaw Indeed he now realised in fact this thought had dawned on him as the previous thought was unfolding but he had not been able to think that current thought while the previous thought was unfolding for fear albeit unconscious of impeding the previous thought from unfolding in full but now the current thought in expressing this bridging thought if one can express it in that way has been lost so the unconscious care that he had lavished on the initial thought is somewhat undercut by the loss of the current thought as it was previously known but which should now be known as the next thought should it reappear in nascent form in his mind which he hopes it does to distinguish it that is from the current thought previously known as the bridging thought which in taking so long to unfold has taken over from the previously current thought in all including name that ah it s there again even if the rubber clothing in uestion is not visible which is not to say that it is invisible just to say that it is not visible to the meeting attendees it is underneath other items of non rubber clothing say or underneath the meeting room table that does not mean that its ability to undermine the conduction of effective business is diminshed It perhaps says about me than about the book or rather about by affinity for the book that on first reading this passage I felt instinctively that there was one right bracket too few which on detailed inspection does indeed prove to be the case the omitted bracket perhaps nestling most naturally to form a double bracket after name As with Whatever Happened to Harold Absalon the narrator adds his or her although the clues point increasingly to his own perspective in the footnotes and increasingly implicates himself I will stick with the male pronoun in the story Whatever Happened to Harold Absalon has a brief flirtation with a meta fictional element where the narrator at one point suggested any readers on the same bus as Marguerite might like to intervene but generally Marguerite was mentally recording his observations in preparation for possible future cross examination Here this element comes to the fore with the narrator addressing the collective readers as fellow investigators following either metaphorically or possibly even literally in the main character s footsteps And the detective himself senses that although doesn t understand how his thoughts are being observed which makes him wish to be all the meticulous and perhaps account for his relative lack of progress vs his mentor at least measured in physical activitiy completed per page of the bookThe book is if one is in the frame of mind for this sort of think and I certainly was also very funny in part as the narrator and the investigator are self aware my favourite line taken as read being the form of words that our investigator perhaps fears most of any form of words that he can think ofAnd oddly despite the deliberate lack of concrete progress on the case itself due to the relentlessly pursed digressions the story does start to develop uite intriguingly with becoming clear about the relationship between Harold Absalon Richard Knox and the unnamed narrator all of which circle around the seemigly seductive Isobel AbsalonHighly recommended and I am confident even now in saying one of my books of 2017 45 stars perhaps only uite 5 because there is an element of repeating rather than fundamentally developing the 2012 bookHaving said that I would be only too delighted to read of the story of Harold Absalon Given the fact that the author writes a new installment every 5 years and the pace of progress of the investigators in each novel I look forward to discovering what really happened in around 2112

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characters In the Absence of Absalon 107 Se disappearance Marguerite had been investigating prior to his own disappearance; of Richard Knox the owner of the townhouse who had fallen out with Absalon before disappearing; and of Absalon’s wife Isobel who is glimpsed. NOW RE READ DUE TO ITS INCLUSION ON THE REPUBLIC OF CONSCIOUSNESS LONG LISTIn The Absence Of Absalon is published by Salt Publishing which says this on it s website Salt is one of UK s foremost independent publishers committed to the discovery and publication of contemporary British literature We are advocates for writers at all stages of their careers and ensure that diverse voices can be heard in an abundant global marketplaceIn The Absence Of Absalon is a follow up to the weird and wonderful Whatever Happened To Harold Absalon It is eually possibly weird and wonderfulIn Whatever Happened we followed investigator Marguerite as he travelled up and down in a hotel walked the streets and got on and off a bus That is all that happened in that book but we learned a lot about the thoughts that went through Marguerite s mind during that 20 30 minute periodMarguerite was investigating the disappearance of Harold Absalon Now Marguerite has disappeared tooAs the book begins an unnamed investigator is approaching a town house By the end of the book he has walked through the gate up the path and into the house where he hears a phone ring and runs into a room That s it in terms of actionHowever like its predecessor this book is not concerned with plot or action It is concerned with the digressive thoughts of the unnamed protagonist who has picked up the search for Marguerite and Absalon In the course of the journey up the path and into the house we are treated to discourses on such topics as getting a key out of your trouser pocket second hand and worn clothes the difference between raising your arms and putting up your hands dead matches vs dead locks bought pizza vs delivered pizza central locking in cars how to tell one side of the road from the other answering the phone in a house with multiple phones all connected to the same line all connected to different lines or some combination of connectionsOur investigator cannot leave any stone unturned in his attempts to explain everything At one point the author even notes taken as read being the form of words that our investigator perhaps fears most of any form of words that he can think ofEverything has to be thought through and all the options considered people die all the time but let it not be said that he brought anyone s death forwards significantly by not just taking an extra moment to define as precisely as he possibly could the terms that he was using to express himself during his thought processesOn starting this book we immediately notice two things Firstly the narrative style remains the same as the previous book In the other book this was the over analytical stream of consciousness of Marguerite Now it is the same but for a different person Is this significant Secondly the meta narrative that was there in the first book is brought immediately into the foreground and becomes one of the most significant aspects of the bookVery early on we read the author is addressing us his readers He had a strong suspicion that others like ourselves were breathing down his neckIndeed at one point there is discussion about how we can all fit into the small area outside the house Then we read he was to provide sufficient and appropriate detail about the building in uestion to allow one or of the less experienced detectives following in his footsteps as it were and with access somehow he wouldn t go into that now to his mental case notes and files to make a name for him or herself as it is known in some uarters by solving the mystery of the disappearance of Marguerite last seen in pursuit of Harold Absalon the Mayor s transport advisor before anyone else including himself had done soIn a normal book the reader has access to the thoughts of the characters as provided by the author who writes down those thoughts When we read we accept that that the author has created those characters and has put those thoughts into their minds in order that he can write them down and tell us a story Here suddenly the main character is aware that others the author us as readers somehow he doesn t know how have access to his thoughtsThe meta narrative continues to build when the author suggests that the reason we don t see the investigator going to the toilet could be that he does that in the breaks between chapters And This period of waiting is included so that you can take in the following passage just into your mind that is without acting upon it with him not being aware remember of how this transfer of thoughts if that is what it is can possibly be taking placeThis book takes some of the ideas that began to be developed in the preceding book and evolves them into something far mature and sophisticated If the multiple digressions and obsessions don t annoy you then you will find many laugh out loud moments and be left with some ideas about literature that you can think about for many days after you finish I appreciate that this will not be a book that everyone will enjoy but I really 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  • Paperback
  • 224
  • In the Absence of Absalon
  • Simon Okotie
  • English
  • 06 January 2020
  • 9781784631024