Books by Ashley Mayne
In prose whose strength and lyricism evoke Cormac McCarthy, Ashley Mayne tells of two young Texas girls on the loose.
A Jesuit priest caught between his love and his calling meets a man-eating tiger deep in the Indian jungle.
There is a tiger on the loose in Hoboken; Tony now has a wild creature of his own at home. His old mentor, Javier, a Jesuit father, still occupies Tony’s memories, and the book describes their relationship from both Tony’s and Javier’s points of view. There he comes face to face with the ferocious wild beast and, by facing directly the possibility that he will lose his life, he develops a new sense of himself in the world.
A dark and beautiful book from a brilliant young writer who already sounds like herself. A great newcomer
– robert kelly
Fiction. In a prose whose strength and startling lyricism evoke Cormac McCarthy, Ashley Mayne tells the story of two young Texas girls on the loose, orphaned renegades with nothing to lose but each other.
Ashley Mayne’s books travel from old Venice to the haunted spaces of a timeless Texas, from the North of England in the ancient grip of witchhunting to modern India where tigers roam; she is as much at ease in the Renaissance as in our own tormented world, and most at ease in the woods, where authors and dogs can run free.