One of Us by Iain Rowan
by Brian Lindenmuth
One of Us by Iain Rowan from the collection Nowhere To Go.
One of Us is a brilliant story that is told in the first person about an illegal alien in the UK who falls in with criminals when they give her a chance to earn the paperwork that would let her stay in the country legally.
The voice is strong and steady with keen observations that illustrate the rock and the hard place she finds herself between. We feel every moment of her struggle.