The bandaged man is a literary novella about a young, parentless brother and sister who find a mysterious bandaged man upon their dry and dying land. The man is near to death and carries with him a bloodstained shotgun. With no neighbours nor family, the siblings take the bandaged man into their home and, despite him being unable to walk or talk, they attempt to nurse him back to health.
As the days pass and the man does little more than breath and take the water and food they give him, memories of their dead father come back to haunt them.
Then one day the man speaks, calling for a bag before trying to force his way out of the house. Weak and still terribly injured, the man collapses but both the boy and girl think of his words, of the bag he was so anxious to recover.
As their dreams find form in what they think the bag contains, the bandaged man's secrets slowly emerge.
|Publisher:||N. J. Greenfield|
|File size:||134 KB|
About the Author
Nicholas is an English-Australian writer born in the UK who moved to Sydney, Australia at seventeen and remained there till the call of overseas adventure replaced a sense of complacency at home. Six years later and he has lived in Paris, Düsseldorf, Mexico City, Cottbus, Rome and Aachen. Embracing both the isolation and discovery of such a transient life, Nicholas’ short stories channel a grounded form of magic realism, while his longer works lean more toward suppositional fiction, exploring themes of personal transformation and urban dystopia upon backgrounds of suspenseful mystery. In 2014, Nicholas published his first short story, Persephone, alongside Thomas Ligotti in the international publication, Die Novelle. That short story was a featured read of the influential Wattpad group, Literary Fiction, where it was described as ‘like looking at a painting by a master artist.’ Such attention soon led to it being picked to become part of the International Indie Collection published by Self-e and distributed to American libraries in late 2015. A second short story, Flames, was published on the intercultural writer’s website, www.cecileswriters.com in April 2016, followed by a companion piece to Persephone titled, Hades, appearing in Michelle Jo Quinn’ anthology Hearts On Sleeves, a collection which amassed over 250,000 reads on Wattpad. Later this year, the surrealist Snow, will feature in Katie Wyatt’s photo book, And In My Dreams, to be published by Inspiritus Press, while a contribution to R.S. Kovach and Evan A. Jordan’s new project, The Decameron 2.0, is also being prepared for publication in December. The flash fiction story, Fragment, is to be included in in Centum Press’ upcoming One Hundred Voices’ anthology, Volume 2, while one of his earlier works, The Beat, will be published by the online magazine, Fictive Dream, in early 2017.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is not appropriate for children. It has a boring, dreary plot and horrible conclusion. If it is an example of this author's writing style, I would not read other books. It is difficult for me to imagine this as a book suitable for book club discussions.
This book was written in an interesting way. Don't pass this author up