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Gwybodaeth Lyfryddol
From Aberystwyth with Love
Malcolm Pryce
ISBN: 9780747595199 (0747595194)Dyddiad Cyhoeddi Mai 2009
Cyhoeddwr: Bloomsbury Publishing Ltd, Llundain
Fformat: Clawr Meddal, 234x153 mm, 288 tudalen Iaith: Saesneg Allan o brint Ein Pris: £11.99   
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Mae'n fis Awst crasboeth yn Aberystwyth: y bandstand yn toddi, y Pier dan ei sang, ac mae Sospan y gwerthwr hufen iâ yn arbrofi gydag ambell flas newydd, amheus. Mae dyn yn gwisgo iwnifform curadur amgueddfa Sofietaidd yn cerdded mewn i swyddfa Louie Knight ac yn gwau stori wyllt am gariad, marwolaeth, gwallgofrwydd a thwyll.

It is a sweltering August in Aberystwyth: the bandstand melts, the Pier droops, and Sospan the ice-cream seller experiments with some dangerously avant-garde new flavours. A man wearing a Soviet museum curator's uniform walks into Louie Knight's office and spins a wild and impossible tale of love, death, madness and betrayal.
Hooray, private detective Louie Knight and his once-erstwhile, now-steadfast assistant Calamity Jane are back. But this time they are superseding the paradigm. (Iím not entirely sure what that means, but it sounds good and they keep talking about it.)

Anyway, Uncle Vanya has made the long journey from the Welsh-Ukrainian town of Hughesovka to Aberystwyth in search of the spirit child who possessed his beloved daughter Ninotchka. Louie agrees to take on this strangest of cases. His fee? One of Yuri Gagarinís socks. And so the fun begins, with the usual cast of cronies being accompanied by Ė among others - trolls, vampires, snuff philatelists, a deranged spinning-wheel salesman, a Witchfinder whoís into bondage, and God. Yes, indeed, God turns up at the Pier to have a chat with Louie about the making of the universe, which was a losing entry in a competition.

The action takes us into the Welsh hinterlands and across eastern Europe to Hughesovka, with a stop-over with Count Vlad in Transylvania. But it is the familiar streets of Aberystwyth that come most to life, a glowing constant that root this and all the other Louie Knight tales in a recognisable reality.

Once again, Pryce delivers all the clever, crazy, cultish stuff weíve come to expect of him. All the old tongue-in-cheek charm is here, but with fewer laughs and a bleaker tone. Perhaps thatís what superseding the paradigm is all about.

Suzy Ceulan Hughes

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