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Before the war Peter had lived an ordinary life, teaching in a university, falling in love. Then the war came, and nothing was ordinary again. Now he is a war hero who lies still for hours among the rubble and snow and dead bodies, killing the enemy one by one each time they stray in front of the sights of his rifle.

But one day, in this city where the living are just dead
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Published (first published June 10th 2011)
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Jun 28, 2011 James Everington rated it it was amazing
I came across this story after reading the fabulous Lilies by the same author. Both short stories have a similar feel and setting, being set in an unamed city in an unknown war. Like Lilies there is a supernatural element to the story, but here the effect is more ambiguous, leaving the reader unlcear how much of what is happening is real and how much is in the protagonist's mind.

This is one of those stories where everything works together - the build up, the ending, the theme even the title - f
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I've had a lot of short stories published, and some of those have won awards and been reprinted in anthologies. I was shortlisted for the UK Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger novel award a while back. I'm now working on something else.

ONE OF US is the crime novel that was shortlisted for the Debut Dagger, and which is now published in paperback and ebook by Infinity Plus.

NOWHERE TO GO is a c
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