When your new friend starts talking to his ventriloquist’s dummy, do you stay around?
Do you follow him?
Even if it kills you?
Mo is on the run. What else could he do? His ventriloquist’s dummy told him about the man who is after them. If the man gets his hands on him, his fate will be worse than death.
Nel doesn’t need to run anywhere. But hanging around with a boy fugitive who talks to a musty dummy is as good as it gets when you’re already dead. Besides, this boy’s from Palestine and she’s from Israel. A match made in heaven, indeed.
But what good is running halfway around the world when we carry our fears with us?
A modern fable about puppets, puppeteers and their masters.
Cover: Still from FAQ, a video by Shelagh Fenner (reproduced with the kind permission of the artist)
[All Things Noble will be undergoing a complete overhaul over the next few months. The first two chapters are quite representative of the final look, but the rest will change significantly. I still value detailed comments on any of the chapters.]