The Bandaged Man

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We all have secrets...

The bandaged man’s chest rose and fell as the parentless brother and sister watched and waited. They waited for his secrets to be known, to discover why this hideously bandaged form had stumbled onto their dry and dying land. They waited to uncover why he carried a gun stained with blood. They waited for him to wake and walk and talk and free them from their misery. More

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Words: 20,630
Language: English
ISBN: 9781311210463
About N. J. Greenfield

Nicholas is an English-Australian writer born in the UK who moved to Sydney, Australia at seventeen and remained there till the call of overseas adventure replaced a sense of complacency at home. Six years later and he has lived in Paris, Düsseldorf, Mexico City, Cottbus, Rome and Aachen. Embracing both the isolation and discovery of such a transient life, Nicholas’ short stories channel a grounded form of magic realism, while his longer works lean more toward suppositional fiction, exploring themes of personal transformation and urban dystopia upon backgrounds of suspenseful mystery.

In 2014, Nicholas published his first short story, Persephone, alongside Thomas Ligotti in the international publication, Die Novelle. That short story was a featured read of the influential Wattpad group, Literary Fiction, where it was described as ‘like looking at a painting by a master artist.’ Such attention soon led to it being picked to become part of the International Indie Collection published by Self-e and distributed to American libraries in late 2015. A second short story, Flames, was published on the intercultural writer’s website, www.cecileswriters.com in April 2016, followed by a companion piece to Persephone titled, Hades, appearing in Michelle Jo Quinn’ anthology Hearts On Sleeves, a collection which amassed over 250,000 reads on Wattpad. Later this year, the surrealist Snow, will feature in Katie Wyatt’s photo book, And In My Dreams, to be published by Inspiritus Press, while a contribution to R.S. Kovach and Evan A. Jordan’s new project, The Decameron 2.0, is also being prepared for publication in December. The flash fiction story, Fragment, is to be included in in Centum Press’ upcoming One Hundred Voices’ anthology, Volume 2, while one of his earlier works, The Beat, will be published by the online magazine, Fictive Dream, in early 2017.

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Review by: LadyBuggle on Sep. 24, 2014 :
I received this book as a present and I really enjoyed reading it. Nice style of writing. I finished it in under 3 days. I especially liked the ending of the story. As far as I can see there is not much published by this author, but I hope there is more coming soon. So all up it deserves 5 stars!
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Review by: Jimmy on Sep. 24, 2014 :
Mermerzing stuff.

I first heard of this author from Wattpad where he had a short story that contained the same dream like prose. It was so refreshing to read someone who didn't just write formulaic or worry about copying some other writer.

Nicholas has a style that is completely his own and, though at times the story lacks pace and action, it more than makes up for it in vision and literary merit.

Get this book, get a cup of tea, settle down on a windy stormy night and just let the prose sweep you away.

Final note, most likely for lovers of literature like Green, Hemingway or Faulkner.
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Review by: Clarkson Black on Sep. 24, 2014 :
Always willing to support an unknown writer of such talent. Deserved 5 stars in my book right from the start. Like someone said below, there are times when it might be a bit slow, but you have to think more about the way it's written I think, rather than what it is saying.

Looking forward to hopefully seeing more soon.
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