Getting by in Tligolian

Roppotucha Greeberg

Arachne Press

B format Paperback


ISBN: 9781913665937


Publication date: 16 November 2023



The City-State of Tligol is ruled by dictators, holds monthly public executions and is haunted by a benign, fishing, giant, but by and large the inhabitants are content, and the food is amazing. The perfect place for a city break, just as long as you don’t want to leave. Ever. Language has its own relationship to time. When Jennifer falls for Sam at his execution, she doesn’t immediately realise that she can still find and live with him; but the city of Tligol has trains that will take her anywhere, including her own past, and future, and multiple possible variations, just as long as she doesn’t leave the city. Jennifer rides the trains, loops around in time and sets an unplanned series of events in motion. For lovers of The City and The City… and Hotel California!

Roppotucha Greeberg

Roppotucha Greenberg is the author of Getting by in Tligolian a Novella in Flash published by Arachne Press November 2023 She speaks three languages fluently and has tried to learn six more. Roppotucha has lived in Russia, Israel and now Ireland. Arachne Press has published Roppotucha’s stories in Solstice Shorts Festival anthologies Noon, and Time and Tide. She has previously published a flash and micro-fiction collection Zglevians on the Move (TwistiT Press, 2019) and three silly-but-wise doodle books for humans, Creatures Give Advice (2019) , Creatures Give Advice Again and it’s warmer now (2019) and Creatures Set Forth (2020) and Cooking with Humans (2022)