I Am The Bird
by T.M. Wright
PS Publishing Trade Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 1905834839
Date: September/October 2006 /
T.M. Wright, a prolific writer of horror fiction has not been published here in the UK for a long while now. The most recent example of his work being published this side of the Atlantic was a 1995 novel Erthmun.
PS Publishing with their typical foresight and good taste, now restores Wright's work (rightfully) to our bookshelves with the release of I Am The Bird - a long limited edition novella introduced by Ramsey Campbell. A hardcover edition is also being released.
"Max Gorshen lives in a dark, hot apartment in a medium-size, though unnamed, north American city with someone he refers to only as "the other [man]," who, Max tell us, lives in the apartment's "long, dim hallway." Max and "the other [man]" never seem to encounter each other in the apartment (although Max sees "the other [man]" mingling with and bedevilling "the interlopers and trespassers" on the city streets below the window Max sits at while he writes the novella), though they talk to one another through letters and brief notes: neither man is certain the other man really exists. Both of these characters live with "Langley," a very talkative and apparently highly intelligent African gray parrot. Something else exists in the big apartment, too, and all three first-person narrators (Max, the other [man], and Langley) lead us to believe that it is something vile."
(Source: PS Publishing)