The Earth Wire
'A poet of misfits, outsiders and the forsaken, his empathy fortheir suffering ever poignant.'– Adam Nevill, author of The RitualJoel Lane (1963-2013) was one of the UK's foremost writers ofdark, unsettling fiction, a frank explorer of sexuality and thetransgressive aspects of human nature. With a tight focus on thepost-industrial Black Country and his home city of Birmingham, hecreated a distinct form of British urban weird fiction.His debut collection, The Earth Wire was first published in 1994by Egerton Press and is reissued in paperback by Influx Press forthe first time in over twenty-five years.Love and death. Sex and despair. The Earth Wire is a thrilling,disturbing examination of the means and the cost of survival.