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David Hayden

David Hayden was born in Ireland and lives in England. His writing has appeared in Granta, A Public Space, Zoetrope All-Story, The White Review, AGNI and The Georgia Review. His first book,  Darker With the Lights On,  was an Irish Times ‘Book of the Year’.


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HEAT Series 3 Number 4

Australian voices remind Kate of dead people. The people she loved as a child, who loved sun and ciggies. More than life itself, as it turned out. A large cup of syrupy black coffee was on the bench table. Her left hand was bunched in a fist to conceal a dozen or so almonds. She pinched out a couple with the fingers of her right hand and passed them to her mouth, crunched and chewed, and took a drink.

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