Escape Routes

Escape Routes

Short stories

Hardback (06 Feb 2020) | English

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Synopsis

'Stories that start like delicate webs and finish like unbreakable wire traps' - Neil Gaiman
'Naomi Ishiguro's crystal clear prose delights and intrigues' - Sharlene Teo

Characterised by its own brand of pleasingly unsettling magic, Naomi Ishiguro's ESCAPE ROUTES matches the inventiveness of David Mitchell with the fairy-tale allure of Angela Carter.

A space-obsessed child conjures up a vortex in his mother's airing cupboard. A musician finds her friendship with a flock of birds opens up unexpected possibilities. A rat catcher, summoned to a decaying royal palace, is plunged into a battle for the throne of a ruined kingdom. Two newlyweds find themselves inhibited by the arrival in their lives of an outsized and watchful stuffed bear.

Whether snared in traps artfully laid for them, or those of their own making, the characters in Naomi Ishiguro's delightfully speculative debut collection yearn for freedom and flight, and find their worlds transformed beyond their wildest imaginings.

About the Publisher

Tinder Press

Tinder Press

In 2013 Tinder Press was launched as Headline's literary imprint - a space where classy, intelligent writing that engages heart and mind can thrive. Stories to discover. Books to keep.

Book information

ISBN: 9781472264855
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Imprint: Tinder Press
Pub date:
Edition: Short stories
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 289
Weight: 422g
Height: 146mm
Width: 223mm
Spine width: 27mm