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  • Published: 17 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448129300
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 21

The Punishment (Storycuts)


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A masterful portrayal of the corrosive effects of guilt and anger, as seen through the eyes of a young protagonist.

On a deserted beach battered by rain, a group of boys plot a wicked deed. 'We'll shoot the crucifix,' Deano declares, but it is Mick who will carry out the act of vengeance and bear the consequences, for it was Mick's brother Charlie who suffered a horrible accident , leading to his death, whilst in the care of the priests at their school.

Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection The Boy Who Taught the Beekeeper to Read.

  • Pub date: 17 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448129300
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 21

About the Author

Susan Hill

Susan Hill has been a professional writer for over fifty years. Her books have won awards and prizes including the Whitbread, the John Llewellyn Rhys and the Somerset Maugham, and have been shortlisted for the Booker. She was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Honours. Her novels include Strange Meeting, I’m the King of the Castle, In the Springtime of the Year and A Kind Man. She has also published autobiographical works and collections of short stories as well as the Simon Serrailler series of crime novels. The play of her ghost story The Woman in Black has been running in London’s West End since 1988. She has two adult daughters and lives in North Norfolk.

www.susanhill.org.uk

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