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Edge Hill Prize for the Short Story, 2011

ebook / ISBN-13: 9780748134021

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Chosen as a Fiction Book of the Year in the Daily Telegraph by Maggie O’Farrell

In this witty and subversive collection of stories, Michèle Roberts explores women’s desires, memories and loves as only she can. A jilted woman skirts the edges of time and place as she walks the streets of London at night; another returns to the scene of her honeymoon without her husband; a wife takes apt revenge on her vegetarian husband . . .


** 'Roberts's greatest skill is the insight with which she writes about women caught up in heightened states of awareness . . . her writing breaks new ground
** 'This is an exhilarating collection of stories suffused with a wry wit and a warm - even hot - heartedness. Writing of such a high calibre can make you feel that the life of the mind is everything, that the acute observation and intelligence of the w
** 'Roberts's latest collection of short stories offfers not only the poetry of her exquisite sensibilites but a saturnalian experience . . . The short story is an intimate, subtle and enigmatic form: Michele Roberts reminds us tin this virtuoso collection that she in one of our foremost practitioners of the art
Stevie Davies, GUARDIAN