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Marion Halligan

Marion Halligan’s prose appeared in HEAT Series 2.


If on a Winter’s Night Some Travellers…

HEAT 18. The Library of Fire

I was re-reading Calvino. That is a pleasure of mine, re-reading. I like the surprising newness in familiarity. And very early on I came upon something that astonished me: the description of a railway station café and all its vapours, the smokiness, the befogged glass, the cloud of steam from the coffee machine; the regulars looking sideways at newcomers, the customers at the bar, the haloed lights, the odour of train that lingers after the trains have left.

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