Scale of Midnight (The)  and  Ellipsis

Scale of Midnight (The) and Ellipsis

Two novellas

Richard Leigh Harris


Two thought-provoking novellas from the author of 'The Days of Our Vanity' and 'My Bermuda Books'.

First edition

  • New title
  • ISBN 9781800422674
  • Published Feb 2024
  • Paperback
    203 x 133mm (186 pages)


Both The Scale of Midnight and Ellipsis, although separate novellas, are interlinked by the themes of death, absence and the haunting of memory.

In the former, a father’s daughter dies in the Indonesian tsunami of Boxing Day 2004; the consequences of which unleash a series of tragic events. The narrative is constructed in cinematic-style flashbacks in this compelling and disturbing story.

The latter novella is terse, yet tender and haunting in its brevity. This book might be seen as a message from that fragile interface between life and death. Those gaps, those absences, those ghosts, those silences – they are all mirrored here. The reader is invited to peep into those key moments of the lives concerned.

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