The Pre-War House and Other Stories

The Pre-War House and Other Stories

by Alison Moore


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A brooding uncle takes an au pair’s passport. Years of tension between a father and a son erupt with violent consequences. A man disappears along a lonely mail route . . . and it has happened before. From the Man Booker-shortlisted author of The Lighthouse comes this uncanny collection of short fiction about the unhomeliness of home: Fractured families, domestic claustrophobia, and the unseen menace of the everyday. With the same emotional tension and tightly controlled prose that garnered her first novel such accolades, Moore once again shines a light into the darkest corners of the human heart, moving deftly from flash fiction to novella, from insightful realism to chilling gothic horror.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781771962155
Publisher: Biblioasis
Publication date: 07/03/2018
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.75(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Alison Moore's first novel, The Lighthouse, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Awards, winning the McKitterick Prize. Both The Lighthouse and her second novel, He Wants (Biblioasis, 2016), were Observer Books of the Year. Her most recent novel is Death and the Seaside (forthcoming from Biblioasis). Her short fiction has been included in Best British Short Stories and Best British Horror anthologies and broadcast on BBC Radio. The title story of her debut collection, The Pre-War House and Other Stories, won a novella prize. Her first children's book, Sunny and the Ghosts, will be published in the UK in 2018.

Table of Contents

When the Door Closed, It Was Dark
Humming and Pinging
The Egg
Overnight Stop
Glory Hole
Sleeping Under the Stars
Monsoon Puddles
It Has Happened Before
The Yacht Man
The Machines
Wink Wink
If There's Anything Left
Sometimes You Think You Are Alone
A Small Window
The Smell of the Slaughterhouse
Helicopter Jean
Small Animals
Trees in the Tarmac
The Pre-War House

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