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Agapanthus Tango

by David Francis

Relationships with horses are just the backdrop to the real story - the exploration of the inexplicable complexities of human emotion. With few words the author evokes the bleakness of the environment and many of the memorable images are uncomfortable.

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My father's name is Darwin. He has one lazy-lidded, hooded eye. An eye that belongs to another man's face. A mickey bull kicked up at him, the branding iron was in my hand. When the swollen purple subsided, it uncovered the colour of a bloodshot potato. He couldn't see out of it.

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