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The Street of Baths

A short story by the winner of the VS Pritchett Memorial Prize 2016

By Fiona Marshall  
The Gothic quarter in Barcelona © Davidlohr Bueso on Flickr

The Gothic quarter in Barcelona © Davidlohr Bueso on Flickr

NUMBER 5, The Street of Baths, is the abode of a refugee who never left home. Tucked away in the heart of the Gothic quarter, it’s one of those vast old tenement blocks into which all Barcelona seems smelted: green blinds over balconies, plangent Catalan voices, canaries singing, the smell of wine-soaked wood, prawns and pimento frying. Stairwell haunted by the slap-slap of espadrilles as Jaume in his cream linen suit beats his…

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