Tag: short stories
This selection of short stories is like a lovely box of chocolates as each tale excites the imagination but is finished all too soon.
This is a great book to dip in and out of, ideal for reading on trains or in coffee shops, and a perfect introduction to Edna O’Brien’s beautiful writing.
Runaway is a mediation on a variety of themes, most obvious being that of flight or escape. Her characters flee in a variety of ways – successfully, unsuccessfully, with large rebellion and small. Munro perfectly captures small town life in all its difficulties and beauty.
Every short story in Judith Hermann’s collection The Summer House, Later will leave you with a large range of emotions: melancholy, surprise, and also loneliness. It is almost impossible to just read this book, put it away and go on.
If you thought Sylvia Plath was just poetry and The Bell Jar, think again and investigate this collection.
An astonishing and poignant book that will resonate with all those of us with migrant ancestors.