Patria and other stories
Published by Cinnamon Press
A short story anthology from ten talented emerging writers, the winning and runner-up entrants of the 2014 Cinnamon Press Short Story Prize. Ten stories including: Tracey Iceton, Lindsay Fisher, Tamsin Hopkins, Joanne Reardon, Jez Noond, Nicola Warwick, Jacqueline Haskell.
Adnan Mahmutovic’s story ‘Your Camp: Survivor’s Guilt’ deals with the aftermath of conflict: “The voice here is taut, urgent. The story the echoes that will not leave even those who escape.”
Zoe Gilbert’s ‘Mawkin’ is a haunting and beautiful piece of prose: “carefully judged, lucid, the gentle unfolding of events at once intimate, poignant and almost mythical.”
The winning and title piece, ‘Patria’ by Kerry Hood, is a “poignant, acutely observed story is a small northern community that happens to have an airfield nearby, and is the place where bodies of dead servicemen are brought back home from conflicts abroad. The prose is excellent - the story very memorable.”