Ashley Stokes’ first novel Touching the Starfish was published in 2010 and was followed by a collection, The Syllabus of Errors, in 2012 (both Unthank Books). He has recently completed a second short story collection, This is How You Disappear, and is working on a novel, The North Surrey Gigantopithecus. He is also edits Unthology. He lives in Norwich.
You would have loved the roar that erupted in the back of the truck when Stojan told us we’d arrived at the summit. Even though I couldn’t see it yet, I could sense the building. And I knew that ever since those guys from Sofia told us about it