The Not-Dead and the Saved and Other Stories

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A beautiful and moving collection of stories about love and loss from the 2009 BBC Short Story Award winner and poet.

Description

None of us are perfect, in the way we love, age, or view the world. The Not-Dead and the Saved offers us an opportunity for reinvention: of ourselves, those we have lost, and the world in which we live. From a man doomed to spend his life trying to find solutions to cancer; to a new mother haunted by a swaddling, tablet-eating great-aunt; to an intrepid literary agent who travels to the Yorkshire Moors to discover the next big thing, and ends up eating Anne Bronte’s rock cakes, we meet a host of characters who are desperately, creatively, and often hilariously trying to evade the underlying truths of their lives.

The Not-Dead and the Saved is a cascade, of warm, wise and insightful stories about human nature, frank, funny, and sometimes desolating, but always underpinned by tenderness, and by a faith in enduring bonds of love.

Additional information

Weight0.155 kg
Dimensions19.7 × 13 × 1.3 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

256

Language

English

Edition

Short stories

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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