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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.


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