The Golden Cut: A Surrealist Western

Cover design © Janice Hathaway 2019

Ante up, dreamers…

Circus stunt rider TJ Breckenridge is devastated when her horse Cowhead is snatched from the big top one night. Because Cowhead is no ordinary circus animal: secret daughter of TJ’s lover, she is simultaneously horse and human. TJ hires a drifter called Cantos Can to help her find and rescue Cowhead. Together they ride out into a desert populated by weird animals, feuding mystery cults, and the remnants of a lost culture known only as the Great Invisibles. But then Cantos goes missing too… and TJ is forced to choose sides in a war where dreams are deadly weapons.

Combining hallucinatory imagery with pulp-fiction plotting, The Golden Cut is a tale of tripped-out gunslingers, puppet-headed outlaws, crystal caves, and magicians on the rampage.

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Previous publications


Deadwax Inscriptions

Poetry collection, 2013

100 numbered print copies in hand-decorated sleeves. Also available as a free download in various e-book formats


The Reality Binge Trick

Poetry collection, 2010

Available in print on demand or as a free pdf download