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NWR Issue 99

NWR 100 Preview 6

NWR's landmark hundredth issue publishes this Saturday, 25 May. Teaser-taster no. 6; subscribe now to read the full story by securing your copy.

From ‘The Rice Paper Diaries’, Francesca Rhydderch, NWR 100:

‘“Where have you come from?” he asked me gently, reaching for his pen. He had two pots on the table, one for brushes, one for pens. Sheaves of paper were rolled up underneath his chair, on a tray. He pulled out one of the smallest ones. He must be used to this. A girl off one of the ships from the Pearl River Delta, still smelling of the mulberries that grow on her parents’ poor smallholding. He knew what to expect. A few words, just to let the family know I’ve arrived. You too will have to pay someone to read it to you, after all.’

Francesca Rhydderch’s debut novel, The Rice Paper Diaries is published by Seren this month.


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