Caravan Thieves

Caravan Thieves

by Gerard Woodward
     
 

Most of these vivid and unsettling stories are rooted in apparently everyday lives and situations, but suddenly become surreal or disturbing. Reading them feels as though you’re walking along in the real world and suddenly you step off an edge into a void, where rules of gravity and normality have disappeared but life carries on. Full of Woodward’s

Overview

Most of these vivid and unsettling stories are rooted in apparently everyday lives and situations, but suddenly become surreal or disturbing. Reading them feels as though you’re walking along in the real world and suddenly you step off an edge into a void, where rules of gravity and normality have disappeared but life carries on. Full of Woodward’s trademark mix of humour, pathos, dysfunctional families and disappointed lives, they contain also dazzling moments of illumination, perfect imagery and intimations of mortality.

The title comes from the story “Rape,” where a caravan (a nice Fleetwood Marauder) seems to have been lifted from its regular berth at Glenmore Caravan Park in the middle of the night to land with its occupants in a field in the middle of nowhere — which leads to unaccustomed and violent fantasies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780099474777
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/28/2009
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.55(d)

Meet the Author

Gerard Woodward is the author of an acclaimed sequence of novels: August (shortlisted for the 2001 Whitbread First Novel Award), I’ll Go to Bed at Noon (shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize) and A Curious Earth. He published several prize-winning collections of poetry before turning to fiction. He teaches creative writing at Bath Spa University.

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