A priest prays for his nation.
A young man, also a nationalist, asks for absolution - for a crime he has not yet committed.
A ruler is about to arrive - to meet his death.
In this short story; based on the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, the trigger for the First World War; Katharine Quarmby tells a thrilling family history of three men whose fates collided one summer day in Sarajevo.
Katharine Quarmby is a Contributor at Mosiac Science magazine and a Royal Literary Fund Fellow (September 2015-2017, at the London School of Economics). She is an award-winning writer, journalist and film-maker specialising in social affairs with an investigative edge.
Her most recent book, Hear My Cry, with the British Yemeni ‘honour violence’ survivor, Diana Kader, will be published in 2015 in Poland.
In 2007 Katharine started to investigate a number of violent killings of disabled men and women across the UK. Her first non-fiction book, chronicling such crimes, Sc...
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