Stylish, witty stories from women writers told with an energy that will dazzle and delight
This bold, sharp-eyed anthology casts a crystalline light on contemporary lives. Aligning modern dilemmas with ancient themessuch as fertility, loneliness, and survivalAli Smith, Liza Cody, Amy Prior, Helen Cross, and many more fresh, unsung voices present 21 majestic stories that illuminate the courage of everyday people. There's Melody, more of a tart than a sophisticate, who escapes to sunshine with her teacher’s baby; an unlikely wedding breakfastshared peaches by the roadside on a bright June morning; two African sisters who are displaced to a "little England" boarding school; and a teenage boy who catches sight of love while tending his grandmother's garden, among others. Celebrate adventures of the spirit with the everyday splendor of Her Majesty.
|Publisher:||Tindal Street Press|
|Edition description:||2002 First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.52(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.69(d)|
About the Author
Jackie Gay has co-edited three anthologies of short stories including England Calling and Hard Shoulder.