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The Poledancers (Excerpts From Special Treatment & Other Stories Book 3) [Kindle Edition]

Mark Swain , Alexandra Swain

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Book Description

An teenage boy secures a summer job helping a characterful gang of telecoms workers to erect telegraph poles in the wilds of Scotland. Directing traffic by day, the young man enjoys the banter and antics of the men, but prefers the solitude of sleeping in the works tent overnight to staying at the B&Bs. One day on an evening walk he meets a strange mute woman who lives in an old railway signal hut. The encounter and subsequent relationship of discovery is frightening to him yet he is drawn back to her. All becomes clear as one of the men relates a local tale one night in a pub.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 554 KB
  • Print Length: 15 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Tinderbox Publishing Ltd (15 Nov. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GPSN8LY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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More About the Author

Mark Swain was born in Singapore in 1958, where his father was stationed in the RAF. He has lived in many countries, and as a young man found it hard to break the habit of a nomadic life.
With a low boredom threshold, Mark has had dozens of jobs and several careers. This provides him with endless source material for short stories and is probably the prime reason for the sense of authenticity people see in his work.

Studying Graphic Design at Hastings College of Art at 16, he ran off and joined the Army in search of adventure. Later he found himself travelling the world on the QE2 as a silver-service waiter and going to the Falklands war. Training as a TEFL teacher took him to Tokyo in 1984, where he met his wife Lorna. In 2008 Mark took a year out from a career in Risk Management to cycle 10,000miles from Ireland to Japan with his son. This life-changing decision resulted in them writing Long Road Hard Lessons, which became an Amazon bestseller.
Mark and his wife Lorna have three grown-up children and live in Canterbury, Kent. There is not much in his life that he does without passion, although he will do anything to avoid having to dance or empty a kitchen bin. Asked about his ambitions, desires, or his sense of right and wrong, he says, "I trust in instinct. I simply grow towards the light."

Mark particularly enjoys the Short Story form, admiring American short story writers such as Raymond Carver, Richard Brautigan and Richard Ford as well as classic short story writers Franz Kafka and Anton Chekov. He is also a great admirer of George Orwell, John Steinbeck, Norman Maclean, Albert Camus and the contemporary travel writer Jonathan Raban.
Two collections of Mark's own short stories - including the award winning story 'Special Treatment' - have been released by his UK publisher, Tinderbox Publishing Ltd along with the bestselling "Long Road, Hard Lessons" a non-fiction book with photographs and maps about a 10,000-mile life-changing cycle journey he made with his teenage son from Ireland to Japan.

Mark is at home in England, but is constantly drawn back to Asia, Morocco, and to Dingle in Ireland.

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