- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 249 KB
- Print Length: 138 pages
- Publisher: Des Birch; 1 edition (29 Dec. 2013)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004OR1T5A
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,358,496 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The description of Tom was an endearing introduction to what follows: the importance of personal encounter in our technological age. In "The Smile", there is a touching exchange with an old woman, a stranger, with the words, "at some moments in the past, our lives touched the same stars; sank in the same dark pools of despair"; it is possible , we are assured, to start conversations with strangers, to look into their eyes, to really see.
The poetic "Gateway to Paradise" reads like the song of a homeless man. Once again, Des Birch's passion for the natural world comes through in his analogy of the tree with the homeless person, gnarled and ignored; the "domed canopies of the trees"; the "white shape of a male swan, neck bent back in anger"; the "watery tranquility of the river" etc. I could go on - but you must read this wonderful hymn to homelessness yourself!
The story "One Night in Broadland" had me in thrall from the start and brought back memories of a turbulent adolescence spent in Norfolk. In this mysterious, beautifully written, terrifying tale, the trapped boy wants to flee as the "huge, furry creature looms over him", but fear and panic keep him there. I felt a sigh of relief when he escaped, leaving behind him the stuff of
I have never been to South Africa, but found the descriptions enlightening about the eleven different languages, the spirit of the Rainbow People after apartheid, and the love and kindness that were possible in the midst of poverty. This writer has a gift for surprising and heartwarming endings, reminiscent of another wonderful short story writer, O. Henry.Read more ›
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