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 an award-winning writer, editor and journalist with extensive knowledge of writing and editing across multiple formats. She recently launched a new investigative journalism unit at the human rights organisation Liberty, following working as engagement lead at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, after having been full-time production and digital editor till September 2018. She was a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the London School of Economics (2015-2017), was a contributing writer for Mosaic Science magazine and has worked as a Britain correspondent at the Economist,...
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