Iris Murdoch appears on an internet chatroom, using the sobriquet 'funkymonkey', and gossiping about the afterlife...The evil Dr Fu Manchu chases Virginia Woolf through the streets of Bloomsbury...A lecturer sees sex in the delicatessen counter at the supermarket...An elderly psychic counsels young men about their love lives...From the wild and unfettered imagination of Paul Magrs comes his most extraordinary novel yet. Ostensibly a week in the life of an ordinary Norwich community, Aisles unfolds into a strange, tender fantasy. The lines between friendship and love, between affection and frustration, between being and not being; all are explored through the complex lives of his characters. A novel for anyone who refuses to accept the ordinary, Aisles is the work of one of literature's most exciting young talents.
Paul Magrs is a lecturer in English Literature and Creative Writing at UEA. He is the author of five highly acclaimed previous novels, Modern Love, Marked for Life, Does it Show?, Could it be Magic and All The Rage, as well as a collection of short stories, Playing Out.