The Beautiful Indifference: Stories

The Beautiful Indifference: Stories

by Sarah Hall

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Overview

Winner of the Portico Prize
Winner of the Edge Hill University Short Story Prize
Short-listed for the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award

Sarah Hall has been hailed as "one of the most significant and exciting of Britain's young novelists" (The Guardian). Now, in this collection of short fiction published in England to phenomenal praise, she has created a work at once provocative and mesmerizing. 

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062208453
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 01/29/2013
Series: P.S. Series
Edition description: Original
Pages: 187
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Sarah Hall was born in 1974 in Cumbria, England. She received a master of letters in creative writing from Scotland's St. Andrews University and has published four novels. Haweswater won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize (overall winner, Best First Novel) and a Society of Authors Betty Trask Award. The Electric Michelangelo was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize (Eurasia Region), and the Prix Femina Étranger, and was longlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction. Daughters of the North won the 2006/07 John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and the James Tiptree Jr. Award, and was shortlisted for the Arthur C. Clarke Award for science fiction. How to Paint a Dead Man was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize and won the Portico Prize for Fiction. In 2013 Hall was named one of Granta's Best Young British Novelists, a prize awarded every ten years, and she won the BBC National Short Story Award and the E. M. Forster Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Hometown:

Charlotte, North Carolina, USA and Carlisle, Cumbria, UK

Date of Birth:

January 6, 1974

Place of Birth:

Carlisle, Cumbria, UK

Education:

B.A., The University of Wales, Aberystwyth; M.A. in Creative Writing, St. Andrews University, Scotland

What People are Saying About This

Laura Kasischke

“THE BEAUTIFUL INDIFFERENCE is a work of art. Each of these stories takes the reader so fully, sensually, and immediately into its world that there is no possibility of putting the book down in the middle of one.”

S.J. Watson

“Individually stunning, together these stories comprise a tour-de-force collection that has reignited my love of the form.”

Sadie Jones

“Sarah Hall’s writing is breathtaking...I did actually stop breathing once or twice...I loved it.”

Jonathan Ruppin

“...the best British writer around right now.”

Lionel Shriver

“Hall’s voice is strong and distinctive - even, in single, elevated passages, exquisite.”

Jodie Mullish

“Hall’s vaunted writing prowess is apparent throughout... Without judgement, Hall seems to set her characters, and by extension all of us, on a scale with animals, rutting by instinct, violent at heart, governed by the same needs for warmth, sex, shelter and food.”

Clare Wigfall

“Balancing muscularity with achingly beautiful prose, these stories are dark, raw and heartbreaking. An immensely satisfying and haunting collection.”

Helen Simpson

“Seven skillfully adrenalised stories, precise and sensual, in which the scent of violence is a constant.”

Peggy Hughes

“Hall’s stories are disturbing and delicate, surprising and sad, assured and sensual, with a deliciously dark tint to their edges. What better recommendation for a book of short stories than to be so enchanted that you want to flip them over and start all over again?”

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting stories for certain. Well written. They do all leave the reader with unanswered questions.