Innocence and Hardship: Read an Extract from The Others by Mark Brandi

Innocence and Hardship: Read an Extract from The Others by Mark Brandi

I don’t think of you much anymore.

No one really knows about you. Only Sam, and she can’t tell anyone. I don’t have many friends. Don’t need them. You taught me that.

Even if I did have friends, I couldn’t tell them.

Good thing is, people around here don’t ask too many questions. And what they don’t know, they make up, which is fine by me. Plus, the rent’s cheap.

The reminders are less frequent nowadays, less keenly felt.

More often, if I’m honest, I’m searching for the feeling. Just to feel something.

It’s as though if I don’t feel it anymore, it isn’t real. Sometimes

I tell myself that’s true…

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                      Publisher details

                      The Others
                      Author
                      Mark Brandi
                      Publisher
                      Hachette
                      Genre
                      Fiction
                      Released
                      30 June, 2021

                      Synopsis

                      On his eleventh birthday, Jacob's father gives him a diary. To write about things that happen. About what he and his father do on their farm. About the sheep, the crop, the fox and the dam. But Jacob knows some things should not be written down. Some things should not be remembered. The only things he knows for sure are what his father has taught him. Sheltered, protected, isolated. But who is his father protecting him from? And how far will his father go to keep the world at bay? All too soon, Jacob will learn that, sometimes, people do the most terrible things.
                      Mark Brandi
                      About the author

                      Mark Brandi

                      Mark Brandi's bestselling novel, Wimmera, won the coveted British Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger, and was named Best Debut at the 2018 Australian Indie Book Awards. It was also shortlisted for the Australian Book Industry Awards Literary Fiction Book of the Year, and the Matt Richell Award for New Writer of the Year. His second novel, The Rip, was published to critical acclaim by Hachette Australia in March 2019.Mark's shorter work has appeared in The GuardianThe Age, the Big Issue, and in journals both here and overseas. His writing is also sometimes heard on ABC Radio National.Mark graduated with a criminal justice degree and worked extensively in the justice system, before changing direction and deciding to write. Originally from Italy, he grew up in rural Victoria. Mark now lives in Melbourne and is working on his next work of fiction.

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