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In Another Country: Selected Stories

In Another Country: Selected Stories

by David Constantine


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This paperback edition of David Constantine's Selected Stories, originally named among Kirkus Reviews' Best Story Collections of 2015, features "In Another Country," the tale that inspired the Academy Award–nominated feature film 45 Years. Constantine's work is acclaimed for its pristine emotional clarity, spare but intensely evocative dialogue, and timeless, enduring appeal.

David Constantine is an award-winning writer, poet, and translator. His debut North American novel, The Life-Writer, will be published in the fall of 2016.

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ISBN-13: 9781771961295
Publisher: Biblioasis
Publication date: 10/11/2016
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 280
Sales rank: 1,185,995
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

David Constantine is an award-winning short story writer, poet, and translator. The title story of his North American debut collection of short fiction, In Another Country: Selected Stories (Biblioasis, 2015) was adapted into the Academy Award-nominated feature film 45 Years. He is the author of one previous novel, Davies, as well as four collections of short stories in the UK, including Back at the Spike, Under the Dam, The Shieling, and the winner of the 2013 Frank O’Connor Award, Tea at the Midland and Other Stories. His collections of poetry include Caspar Hauser, The Pelt of Wasps, Something for the Ghosts (shortlisted for the Whitbread Poetry Prize), Collected Poems, and Nine Fathom Deep. He is also a translator of Hölderlin, Brecht, Goethe, Kleist, Michaux, and Jaccottet. He lives in Oxford, where until 2012 he edited Modern Poetry in Translation with his wife Helen.

Table of Contents

In Another Country 9

The Cave 21

The Loss 45

An Island 53

Tea at the Midland 99

Strong Enough to Help 105

Trains 117

The Necessary Strength 131

The Shieling 145

Goat 153

Memorial 165

The Mermaid 185

Asylum 203

Wishing Well 217

Under the Dam 227

Charis 255

Mr. Carlton 269

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