Album artwork for The Paper Lantern by Will Burns

An unnamed narrator charts and interrogates the shifts in mood and understanding in his middle-England hometown that have defined the lockdown period.

In The Paper Lantern, a single speaker charts and interrogates the shifts in mood and understanding that have defined a surreal, transformative period in both his own history and that of the surrounding area. Set in a shuttered pub - The Paper Lantern - in a village in the very middle of the country adjacent to the Chequers estate, the narrator embarks on a series of walks in the Chiltern Hills, which become the landscape for evocations of a past scarred with trauma and a present lacking compass. From local raves in secret valleys and the history of landmarks such as Halton House, to the fallout of the lockdown period, climate change and capitalism, The Paper Lantern creates a tangible, lived-in,complicated rendering of a place.

Will Burns

The Paper Lantern

Orion Books
Album artwork for Album artwork for The Paper Lantern by Will Burns by The Paper Lantern - Will Burns
Album artwork for The Paper Lantern by Will Burns
Hardback+

£14.99

Signed by Will Burns

Signed Copy
Released 01/07/2021Catalogue Number

9781474622028signed

Will Burns

The Paper Lantern

Orion Books
Album artwork for Album artwork for The Paper Lantern by Will Burns by The Paper Lantern - Will Burns
Album artwork for The Paper Lantern by Will Burns
Hardback+

£14.99

Signed by Will Burns

Signed Copy
Released 01/07/2021Catalogue Number

9781474622028signed

An unnamed narrator charts and interrogates the shifts in mood and understanding in his middle-England hometown that have defined the lockdown period.

In The Paper Lantern, a single speaker charts and interrogates the shifts in mood and understanding that have defined a surreal, transformative period in both his own history and that of the surrounding area. Set in a shuttered pub - The Paper Lantern - in a village in the very middle of the country adjacent to the Chequers estate, the narrator embarks on a series of walks in the Chiltern Hills, which become the landscape for evocations of a past scarred with trauma and a present lacking compass. From local raves in secret valleys and the history of landmarks such as Halton House, to the fallout of the lockdown period, climate change and capitalism, The Paper Lantern creates a tangible, lived-in,complicated rendering of a place.