Letters Home

A young woman falls into a seemingly endless sleep, and what begins as a form of depression, transforms into a social-media sensation, with acolytes camping outside her hospital, sleeping in vigil...

When an 11 year old’s mother disappears, to distract him, he is given a detective kit, and sets about trying to solve the problem himself....

Martyn Bedford’s short stories ask a difficult the question: how do we re-define ourselves in the age of ‘post-truth’ reasoning, identity politics and social media echo-chambers. What constitutes personal identity, and what can we call ‘home’, when the places we come from are either no-longer accessible, or not what they claim to be.

Covering everything from the lingering legacies of industrial disputes, through to futuristic visions of police detection, Bedford’s stories also offer a fascinating portrait of the changing face of modern, Northern Britain.

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21 Sep 2017

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Martyn Bedford

Martyn Bedford is the author of five novels for adults. His first, Acts of Revision (Bantam Press/Black Swan 1996) won the Y…
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