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Jolley Prize 2017 (Winner): 'Pheidippides' by Eliza Robertson

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August 2017, no. 393

Jolley Prize 2017 (Winner): 'Pheidippides' by Eliza Robertson

Reviewed by
August 2017, no. 393

At the first interview, I sat in a plastic canteen chair while Berkeley lay under a towel and a woman with spiked hair dug into the cords of his thigh. He rested his chin on his forearms so he could talk, his eyes boring into my notebook, as if he could read the questions upside-down from the massage table. His blonde eyebrows faded into his skin and made his forehead look overdeveloped.

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  • Wonderful story, took me there, gave me much to consider. I am a painter/writer and this story was weighted for suspense and an understory I loved. Said a great deal without fuss. Loved it.
    Posted by Carol Oliver
    Friday, 11 August 2017 12:17