Thursday, November 13, 2014

Book Beginning: Goodbye Crocodile


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On my 12th birthday, my father came to my bed in the quiet of night.

-- from "The Late Train to Santa Fe," the first story in Goodbye Crocodile: Short Stories by Conor Patrick. Don't worry, it is not as creepy as the first sentence suggests!

The London Magazine published this collection of 12 short stories by an American author living in England.  The book is available in America in a Kindle edition or from the published in a paperback edition.

The London Magazine is the UK's oldest cultural journal -- first published in 1732! It features original poetry, short fiction, cultural reviews, and literary essays. Learn more about The London Magazine, including how to subscribe, at the magazine's website, facebook page, and twitter.

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