Planet 246

Helen Grove-White
The Half-Life of Snails
by Philippa Holloway

by Philippa Holloway

Parthian, £15.00

This timely novel, meticulously researched and rooted in a deeply felt knowledge of place, has been a long time in gestation. Set in 2014, it links two nuclear power sites, in Wales and Ukraine, and builds a human story between Wylfa A in Anglesey, then approaching its final decommissioning, and the Chernobyl plant during the violent Ukrainian uprising of that year.

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About the author

Artist Helen Grove-White lives close to Wylfa in Anglesey and has been making artwork about nuclear power for many years, in a range of mainly photographic media. In 2014, she brought together a group of ten artists to explore the Wylfa site Helen has shown work at the National Eisteddfod and throughout the UK as well as in Japan and the USA.