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Under the Volcano

Under the Volcano

Author(s): Malcolm Lowry

Location(s): Cuernavaca

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1938

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Content

Geoffrey Firmin, the former British consul iun Mexico is a prisoner of alcoholism. On The Day of the Dead in 1938, his recently divorced wife Yvonne returns to Quauhnahuac (The Aztec name for Cuernavaca), over which two smoking volcanoes loom, to try to persuade him to reconcile.

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021