The Death Bell (Short Story)

Joyce, Laura Ellen (2014) The Death Bell (Short Story). In: The New Gothic. Stone Skin Press, London, pp. 45-53. ISBN 978-1-908983-05-3

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In 'The Death Bell', the Thames is the setting for an ancient form of child sacrifice. This piece was informed by research into a true case, that of ‘Adam’ the child whose torso was discovered in the Thames in 2001. ‘Adam’ was transmuted into the character of Bea, a toddler murdered by her terminally ill aunt, Grainne, who has a hereditary condition that results in extreme insomnia and mental instability. The story is intertwined with a subplot that relates a Tinder date between a young woman and a city banker. The City is made strange, and capitalism is invoked as a dangerous infection, indistinct from the violence of Grainne towards Bea.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: sdg 16 - peace, justice and strong institutions ,/dk/atira/pure/sustainabledevelopmentgoals/peace_justice_and_strong_institutions
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2016 01:03
Last Modified: 30 Sep 2021 17:17

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