The Birthmark is intriguing, sensitive, and moving. A beautiful story.”

Carolina Albino (Brazil)

The Birthmark is a beautifully written, intriguing and tantalising story that keeps you bound to it and wanting more.”

Neil Grant (New Zealand)


The Birthmark

(Also available in Portuguese)

It’s a quiet Sunday afternoon in beautiful Whanganui, New Zealand. From his bedroom window, Rupert watches Bob’s every move as he attends to the garden. He’s mesmerised by Bob’s physique and the way he carries himself. But he’s also troubled by his attraction to the older man. Upon seeing, by chance, Bob’s unusual birthmark, Rupert is moved to convulsive tears. However, he conceals his feelings and invites Bob into the house. Each reveals some intimate history that draws and binds them together.

Translated into Portuguese by Carolina Albino and Renan Magalhães, UFV, Brazil

Ron Bernard

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