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This long-awaited collection brings together a selection of Stella Duffy’s award-winning short fiction. It includes stories written for radio, here in print for the first time since they were broadcast, and highlights the terrific range and variety of her writing.
‘Stella Duffy is a writer of satirical wit and linguistic energy – as well as variety.’ —Dr Jules Smith
‘Duffy’s stories move us, they eat away at us with their humorous and honeyed sharpness, and they stay with us.’ —Thresholds
‘On The Room of Lost Things:
A spellbinding love song to a part of London usually demonised as home to muggings, shootings and feral gangs … a book of great sensitivity and passion.’ —Independent on Sunday
‘On State of Happiness:
Duffy is known for her sharp insights and sharper wit, and both are on display here … Brave, understated and unforgettable.’ —Daily Mail
‘On Singling Out the Couples:
An extraordinary, glittery parable about the power and cruelty of relationships.’ —Fay Weldon
‘Stella Duffy is a writer who never lets you down.’ —Ali Smith
Synopsis What links Clorinda to the mysterious disappearance of her new friend Theresa, in broad daylight, on the streets of New York? What is the true relationship between high-born, nine-year-old...
SynopsisThe short stories in ‘A Fragile Hope’ are set in different locales, from Nairobi and small villages and slums in Kenya to London and Copenhagen, from the bustling humid cities...
SynopsisThis is a collection of stories about the altering landscape of the mind and the landscape of place. The stories are set in diverse locations, France, Russia, New York, Indonesia...