A stunningly original depiction of the pink streaks of dawn resembling a sky-wound. 

‘… as the dawn like a wound in the sky welled into her consciousness…’

See also our bestellar review of this book, with its lavishly illustrated quote-mosaic, packed with fine phrasing and fresh metaphors.  


Source: Mervyn Peake, Titus Groan, introduction by Anthony Burgess (London: Vintage Books, 1998), p. 328

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