THE BROKEN SPIRAL
Edited by R.M Clarke Mutiny Publishing
This wonderfully curated anthology features short stories donated by a plethora of talented Irish voices in aid of The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. Edited by longtime centre volunteer RM Clarke, The Broken Spiral introduces readers to a current pool of accomplished authors.
‘The long and winding road back’ is the unifying thread, and the message for survivors is that healing is possible. Among the contributing authors are the likes of Pat McCabe, Sinéad Gleeson, Alvy Carragher, Oisín Fagan, June Caldwell and Rosaleen McDonagh.
Highlights include ‘All Bones’, a thundering first person narrative about a fortuitous, drug-induced meeting of soon-to-be-roommates by critically acclaimed author Mia Gallagher; Roisin O’Donnell’s
‘How To Build A Space Rocket’, a charming tale of a child’s quest to build a makeshift space rocket amid her parents’ marital problems; and an extract from Louise O’Neill’s Asking For It.