The Bat: a coming of age story involving a search after truth, doubt and a bat! (The Red Grouse Tales Book 2)

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An adult, speculative, spiritual and philosophical coming of age story - which contains a hint of the supernatural - though in this modern fairy or folk tale the fantastic doesn't happen in some remote fantasy world, but right here in this one, in very ordinary, almost everyday circumstances. One for those who like to think about what they are reading.

Thomas looks back on the events of his last term at school when his class returned to a new beautiful class teacher, a donation of stuffed animals and birds by an eccentric benefactor which he and his friends subsequently discovered weren't quite as dead as they looked, an exorcism in which a bell-jar which had contained a bat shattered, and then things, which up until then had been strange, turned to being sinister and frightening. What was true? What was the Truth? And of course, where was the bat?

(Warning to sensitive readers; the story is an adult one and so does contain references to sex)

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