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1 Feb 2005
Quiet magical realism and poignant character studies go hand in hand in Nick Jackson’s first collection of stories. His understated style and meticulous prose lead us into situations from which reality is the only escape.

Obsessed with the minutiae of life, Jackson’s characters explore the meaning of self within society’s constraints. Often afraid to take that transformative step they become trapped like insects in amber; caught between decision and indecision, with the reader becoming an uncomfortable, yet fascinated, voyeur.

Cover art is by Mark Mothersbaugh.


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"Enviably lucid…the pictures he paints are potent enough to thrive without metaphor or narrative trickery…the characters live on in the reader’s mind" – Neil Ayres, author of Nicolo’s Gifts

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Nick Jackson grew up in Stockport and rural Norfolk, and lived in Portsmouth, Mexico, Cambridge and Belize before settling temporarily with a tank full of tropical fish in Norwich. His work has most recently appeared in "The Alsiso Project", "Whispers of Wickedness", and "Fragment Magazine" and he is working on a novel.

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