Here Casts No Shadow is published by Matador. It is available in bookshops, through Troubador or as an e-book/paperback through Amazon.
‘Beautifully and powerfully written, the story captures the unique and yet ubiquitous experience of displaced people – the sense of tragedy of a country lost to madness, the aching for home.’
(Ingenue Magazine, Autumn 2018)
Here Casts No Shadow explores the impact of war, exile and trauma on a family and the devastating result of a single act of revenge.
Fifteen-year old Mira has grown up in Lyrian. The country has been under the grip of a dictator for many years but when everything explodes around her, she and her family are forced to flee to a refugee camp across the border. Eventually they settle in Neeland, thousands of miles from home, but now, in adult life, as Mira’s father begins to fail in hospital, her past secrets threaten to destroy the life she has built for herself. Will her older brother Kaz reveal everything and if he does, will Mira be outcast for ever?
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