Celebrating Parthian's twenty-first birthday in 2014, this beautiful limited edition anthology of twenty one contemporary stories offers a kaleidoscope of identities, perspectives and settings which encapsulate much that is vibrant and exciting about modern Welsh short fiction. The stories examine cultural and combative conflict, the action moving from a Cardiff Black Friday to video stores, hotel rooms, restaurants, traveller sites, parks, gardens, amusement arcades, festivals and forests at home and abroad.
Writers in the collection include Wales Book of the Year winners Deborah Kay Davies and Rhian Edwards, the EFG Sunday Times short story prize shortlisted Roshi Fernando, Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction nominee Robert Lewis, Dylan Thomas Prize winner Rachel Trezise, Terry Hetherington Young Writer's Award winner Joâo Morais, Media Wales People's Prize winner Tyler Keevil, National Eisteddfod Literature Medal winner Siân Melangell Dafydd.
Exile All The Longer
When it's the son's turn to throw, the old boy can't catch the frisbee. It falls out of his hands again. His muscle memory belongs to a thinner, younger man. And he's clumsy as well, like you would expect his son to be after each growth spurt. But you can tell that no matter how crap and tired he is, the old boy is really enjoying their time together. He smiles between all his puffs and blusters and he's watching the nipper as if he was bringing joy to the world just by standing around and being alive. It's the kind of thing that makes you remember what dads are actually for.