Book Review: Storm Warning by Vanessa Gebbie

These are the stories of those left behind, the ‘survivors’ of war and atrocity. I found each one deeply affecting and couldn’t just plough through this collection as I might normally have done. Out of respect for the people whose lives are laid bare, I had to stop after each story, if only for a […]

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Swimming Lessons – A Flashpoint

It’s the smell that makes him falter. Chlorine. It’s supposed to keep things clean, to kill the germs hazardous to health. Instead, it resurrects the dead. Memories slide over his skin, fill his lungs, sting his eyes. “Look! Someone’s freed Willy!” “Call Greenpeace!” “Tsunami! Everybody out!” It’s the receptionist’s, “Sir?” that brings him back to […]

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