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Hugh I. Martin

Hugh Martin was born in St. Ann, Jamaica in 1940 and lives in the capital city, Kingston. He is a graduate of the University of the West Indies, from which he holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English and History. He started writing on a freelance basis for the Daily Gleaner, Jamaica's leading newspaper, in 1964 and joined the Agricultural Information Service in 1966 as a writer, and later served as a producer/presenter for radio and television productions.

In 1968, he won the Jamaica Festival Literary Competition's short story award and later, awards in play writing and poetry.

Since his retirement from the Jamaican Civil Service in 1998, he has operated as a communication consultant, a newspaper columnist and as a farm broadcaster on local radio stations.

A widower, he is the father of four sons.



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    Richard Dixon struggles up from a sea of pain, waking up to "a nauseating smell of rotten flesh", not having a clue who he is or why he has been shackled to his hospital bed. He is told by a nurse that he has been shot in the head by the police during a shootout.

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