The Blackthorn Orphans
by Céili O'Keefe
What is freedom, when it is all that remains to you? In exile two brothers pursue an anarchist's trajectory, from an old world into the new, from the East into the West through a fracturing pagana and rapacious humanity, subject always to the pleasures and horrors of an enduring flesh, to the ironies of karma and impunity. Love bears thorns, the lost return and the dead are haunted by the living.