Exceptionally poignant, brilliantly observed, Midnight’s Revolution reveals a vibrant emotional power in a collection of poetry that unpicks a myriad of emotions – love, death, tragedy. Spanning twenty-three years, the collection vividly dissects intimate personal loss, the gradual decay of love, betrayal and painful spiral of emotional turmoil. With his sharp, jaundiced novelist’s insight, R. J. Dillon has bared, what at times, appears to be a very bitter view of life. Unlike his novels and non-fiction work, Midnight’s Revolution offers little room to hide behind characters or historical facts and interpretation. Raw, genuine and sometimes too honest, the collection offers numerous voices an opportunity to probe and tease out meaning from the absurdity of modern life.
R. J. Dillon has written in one form or another for most of his professional life, firstly as a copywriter then as an academic and latterly as a full-time writer of fiction. Born in the North West of England, he obtained a first class honours degree in English and History from Manchester Polytechnic, an MA in Visual Culture from Lancaster University where he also successfully completed a Ph.D in History. The Oktober Projekt marked the first in a series of novels based around the British Secret Intelligence Service's (SIS), Covert Operations Directorate, CO8. He is married with two children and lives on the Lancashire coast, where he devotes his time to writing fiction, walking and reading.
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