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What happened on the mountain

New short fiction

By Royce Mahawatte   January 2010

Royce Mahawatte teaches in the department of cultural and historical studies at the London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martin’s School of Art. He has published on 19th-century fiction, with a particular interest in George Eliot and the Gothic novel, and is a contributor to the Times Literary Supplement and the Financial Times books pages.

“What happened on the mountain” is adapted from a novel-in-progress, The Awareness and the Emptiness, due to be finished in early 2010. “Sexual awakening and the mayhem of adolescence have always been fertile subjects for writers,” he told Prospect. “I suppose that this…

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