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By Alison MacLeod

ISBN-10: 1408863758

ISBN-13: 9781408863756

ISBN-10: 1408863782

ISBN-13: 9781408863787

Acutely saw, evocative choice of brief tales from the fellow Booker Prize-longlisted writer of Unexploded,blending fiction, biography and memoir

Hovering at the border of lifestyles and loss of life, those tales shape a ground-shifting assortment, taking us into background, literature and the hidden lives of iconic figures.

In Twenties Nova Scotia, as wintry weather starts to thaw, a girl emerges from mourning and wears a brand new fur coat to a dance that might switch every thing. searches for his lover on a charged summer time night in 2011, as round him London erupts in anger. A cardiac professional lingers at the fringe of recognition as he awaits a brand new center – and is transported to an attic room part a century in the past. In an historical Yorkshire churchyard, the writer visits Sylvia Plath's grave and makes an unforeseen connection throughout time. On a visit to Brighton, reluctant jihadists face the last word religious try. And at Charleston, Angelica Garnett, baby of the Bloomsbury workforce, is conquer by way of the previous, the entire liked ghosts that spring to existence ahead of her eyes.

Precise, playful and evocative, those exquisitely crafted tales discover reminiscence, the media and mortality, unfolding on the line among fact and fiction. Written with energetic intelligence and mild perception, this assortment captures the outstanding joys, small tragedies and profound truths of existence.

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