People You Will Never Meet

People You Will Never Meet

by John Fraser


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John Fraser’s latest work of fiction People You Will Never Meet consists of three thematically-linked trajectories. In the first, two Palestinians escape to humble, even humiliating work in Belgium. They manage to set themselves up as a think-tank above a public dance-hall, and their lives divide between the search for a lofty principle and the drinking and music in the floor below. The link between the levels is provided by a fussy, garrulous first-person narrator, whose own adventures turn out to signify little. There is a party, where the upper and lower worlds mingle, the protagonist dressed as moths and butterflies. The Palestinians move on – one to a ruined Syria, the other to frustration in Europe. The second tale involves a bright country girl, seduced by her teacher with aspirations to a powerful career. She seeks speed, which does not end well for her. In the final tale, the hero aims higher still – a project for the human species. This involves journeying through Eastern Europe, and its underground. Its climax is the burning of a stranger's house, and a long long wait for a slow train...

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ISBN-13: 9781910301548
Publisher: Aesop Publications
Publication date: 08/25/2019
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

1 What You Are

2 My Country

3 More People You Will Never Meet, But Who Know Everything

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