Tricia Durdey’s haunting, evocative and strange title story gets to the core of what it means to be at home; Muhamed Fajkovic’s ‘Vivisection’ dissects the layers we hid behind and how they peel away in crisis with a wry humour and flair for twists; Cassandra Passarelli’s ‘Cadejo’ blends Guatemalan folklore and magical realism with a coming of age story while Fiona Thackeray’s ‘Northern Species’ explores issues of poverty and ecology in Brazil and Huw Lawrence puts a surreal and sensual twist on the breakdown of a relationship in ‘Someone Dancing’.
With more excellent stories and great poetry from rising voices, including Anne Caldwell and Sally Douglas, joint winners of the Cinnamon Press Collection Award, The Visitors is a great book to dip into or read cover to cover.
Rowan Fortune-Wood is assistant editor at Cinnamon Press. His writing engages with several forms including poetry, fiction, reviews and essays. He runs a YouTube channel with a large subscriber base that features his work in philosophy, aesthetics and literature, including a series of mixed media microfictions. He is currently completing an MA in novel writing and working on a first novel and collection of short stories and microfiction.