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Pond By Claire-Louise Bennett

“…an eccentric collection of short stories – profoundly original though not eccentric, sharp and tender, funny and deeply engaging.” Sara Maitland

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Published by Fitzcarraldo Editions

 

ISBN: 9781910695098Categories: , , Tag:

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Feverish and forthright, Pond is an absorbing chronicle of the pitfalls and pleasures of a solitudinous life told by an unnamed woman living on the cusp of a coastal town. broken bowls, belligerant cows, swanky aubergines, trembling moonrises and horrifying sunsets, the physical world depicted in these stories is unsettling yet intimately familiar and soon takes on a life of its own. Captivated by the stellar charms of seclusion but restless with desire, the woman’s relationship with her surroundings become boundless and increasingly bewildering. Claire-Louise Bennett’s startlingly original first collection slips effortlessly between worlds and is by turns darkly funny and deeply moving.

“This is an extraordinary collection of short stories – profoundly moving though not eccentric, sharp and tender, funny and deeply engaging. A very new sort of writing, Bennett pushes the boundaries of the short story into new territory: part prose fiction, part stream of consciousness, often truly poetry and always an acute, satisfying, delicate, honest meditation on both the joys and frustrations of a life fully lived in solitude. Take it slowly, because it is worth it, and be impressed and joyful.” Sara Maitland.

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Weight250 g
Dimensions126 x 18 x 196 mm

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