Taking Comfort

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Pan Macmillan UK, Mar 1, 2006 - Fiction - 224 pages
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What can you do to feel safe in a dangerous world?

When Rob Saunders witnesses a young Japanese student commit suicide, he impulsively takes the folder she dropped as she threw herself under a tube train.

He finds himself taking souvenirs from a series of tragic or threatening events, at the same time initiating an edgy affair with a work colleague.

His behaviour becomes increasingly obsessive. The lines blur between witnessing, seeking out and initiating tragedy. Things spiral out of control when he discovers a dead body while he's jogging in the woods.

Stylistically bold, technically accomplished, this fast-paced page-turner explores the anxieties and survival strategies of a post-9/11 world.

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About the author (2006)

Roger Morris is a writer and advertising copywriter whose clients have included Penguin Books and The Guardian. His short fiction has been published in a number of mainstream, genre and literary publications. One of his short stories, The Devil's Drum, appeared in the horror anthology Darkness Rising and was subsequently made into an opera performed by the Solaris Musical Theatre Company in the Purcell Room on London's South Bank.

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