Ajay Close

In a Glasgow post office, Nan Megratta collects illegible, damaged and defaced letters and delivers them to their destinations. The Returned Letters Section offers her anonymity: she is just one more item lost in the post. That anonymity is shattered when a blackmail letter crosses her desk.

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