Harker and the Count: Chapter III

David Bowles
12 min readApr 30

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28 April 1893. Purfleet.

Loss has been my family’s lot for generations.

After my grandmother died, my grandfather did his best to raise their daughter. But he was beaten and left for dead outside their hovel by a group of white Englishmen lashing out against “dirty g*psies” who were purportedly stealing their jobs and women.

When my mother, just fourteen, stumbled upon his dying form, my grandfather managed to…

David Bowles

A Mexican American author & translator from South Texas. Teaches literature & Nahuatl at UTRGV. VP of the Texas Institute of Letters.