Sayeh

A story in prose and poetry

Sayeh is a girl who dies in the woods. A sibyl born in sixth-century Persia, then exiled from her home. Who loses her senses of sight, hearing and eventually all touch with the external world.

Simple but strange, Sayeh’s story is ripe with invention, as the narrative prose of normal life gives way to the poetry of extreme experience, mirroring the protagonist’s increasing isolation.

Written when Jonathan Aldridge was just twenty years old, this is the author’s earliest and most experimental work.

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