Content tagged with short stories

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Pushkin Press has created a pretty unique book. Start at one end to read a collection of 15 short stories: Karate Chop. Flip the book over to begin from the other end and you start reading a strange but gripping short story: Minna Needs Rehearsal Space.

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Most of the stories in Tom Barbash’s debut collection could have used Philip Larkin’s line “they fuck you up, your mum and dad” as an epigraph.

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So much of the craft of a short story has to do with what you decide to put the frame around; which scenes do you choose to offer an insight into the lives of the characters who you are writing about? At first glance, D J Taylor’s choice of focus seems a little perple

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An exploration of the enemy within ourselves, High Crime Area is a collection of deliciously dark and sometimes truly disturbing tales. In this collection of eight stories, one in particular stands out: "The Rescuer" is a haunting tale of Lydia, a young woman

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To suggest that any of the short stories in Rose Tremain’s new book are novel-worthy would be a disservice to the form she is so adept at and clearly enjoys writing.

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Another crime writer once expressed the opinion that good crime writing could only be the product of twisted, devious minds with dark, secret places tucked well away from public view. He must have met Peter James!

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A collection of short stories on the subject of schools from one of our best-loved writers for children. Once in a blue moon Sam doesn’t feel like going to school and feigns illness to have a "blue moon day" hanging around at home with mum.

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The Evil Eye is a book created from four novellas that revolve around one central theme. Each story stands on its own but they come together as a cohesive collection.

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