To have power is to be sufficiently motivated and assertive to execute our desire, with or without the cooperation of others. Children often lack it, as the fiction protagonists of this edition display. Aidan, in prizewinning Francesca Rhydderch’s Morecambe-set story, ‘Rock Lobster’, has a triple dose of paralysis, all strains rooted in poverty. Aidan’s emotional […]
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