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Books in brief: “Blind Water Pass” by Anna Metcalfe

'when the fictional stakes are raised, these stories can be both involving and satisfying. One to watch. '

By Sameer Rahim   August 2016

41-10kgvQeL._SY445_QL70_Blind Water Pass by Anna Metcalfe (JM Originals, £10.99)

The purpose of JM Originals, the new imprint from established publisher John Murray, is to take a chance on young, talented writers whose work is not necessarily commercially oriented. It is an ambition to be applauded, and has produced work of startling quality. Their latest writer Anna Metcalfe, born in 1987, has produced an elegantly written collection of stories, Blind Water Pass.

The strongest of these disprate tales is “Number Three,” which was nominated for the £30,000 Sunday Times short story award. It follows…

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