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This Awful Small Mercy of Miss Miriam Malone

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Author: Stuart Ayris

Language: English

Published: 18th January, 2022

Publisher: Beaten Track

Edition: 1

ISBN: Paperback ISBN: 978 1 78645 455 3 (ASIN: 1786454556)

Length: 73,600 words (approx.)

Category: Fiction

Genre: Experimental / Surreal, Literary, Humour

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About the Book:

The austere, mediaeval village of Small Mercy is a place where function is all. There is no colour, no joy. Nobody dares even to dream lest they suffer the consequences of indulging in so unproductive an act.

One bleak night, a stranger, John Dawlish, decides to pay a visit. Dawlish is all that Small Mercy is not. His presence alone is at odds with The Constitution, which prohibits all newcomers, especially those as bizarre as he is.

When Dawlish at last departs, the villagers notice that two local children are also missing.

It is when the cruel Auditor, Franklin Singe, is gathering his party for the hunt, that something truly astonishing happens in that place where the wheel stubbornly remains the height of technology. A mobile phone begins to ring…

This Awful Small Mercy of Miss Miriam Malone is a novel about the power of imagination, where nothing is how it seems. Not by a long way.

About the Author:

Stuart was born in the summer of 1969. He wrote his first novel, A Cleansing Of Souls, when he was twenty-two years old and then wrote nothing for many years. He then began writing The FRUGALITY Trilogy and published Tollesbury Time Forever in January 2012, The Bird That Nobody Sees in June 2012 and I Woke Up This Morning in April 2013. A novella, The Buddhas of Borneo, and his fifth full-length novel, The Magical Tragical Life of Edward Jarvis Huggins, followed in 2014. Over the years... Read More

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