What the Wind Brings: Matthew Hughes’s Magnum Opus

We are delighted to announce that we’ve entered into a contract with Matthew Hughes to publish his spectacular historical novel, What the Wind Brings. 

What the Wind Brings by Matthew Hughes

In the mid 1500s shipwrecked African slaves melded with the indigenous peoples of coastal Ecuador and together they fought the Spanish colonial power to a standstill, to remain independent for centuries.  The story of the people of Esmeraldas is told through the eyes of three characters: Alonso, an escaped slave; Expectation, an a-gender shaman; and Alejandro, a priest on the run from the Inquistion.

With its slipstream elements this novel carries a flavour of South American magical realism tradition into a grand historical epic.  Both sweeping and intimate, it is a delight to read from beginning to end, and we are honoured that Matt has decided to entrust his grand work to us.

We can’t wait to show it to you later this year.  In the meantime you can follow Matthew Hughes on his Patreon feed for more news as we approach publication.

Here’s to what the wind is bringing in 2019!

2 thoughts on “What the Wind Brings: Matthew Hughes’s Magnum Opus

  1. In my reviews of his other works, I have frequently referred to Matt Hughes as a national treasure. His exploration of the unconscious, of logic vs magical thinking, of villainous heroes or accidental superheroes, were always as thought-provoking as they were entertaining. His world-building and sly humour made Hughes’ 20+ novels among my all time favorites…but I always suspected there was a serious slipstream novel in him somewhere. That it is being brought out by Pulp Literature is both a confirmation that Hughes’ long-awaited magnum opus is as good as we hoped it would be, and that Pulp Literature is becoming the country’s leading small press. I can’t wait to read it.

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