After the Funeral

After the Funeral And Other Stories

Short stories

Paperback (11 Jul 2024)

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Publisher's Synopsis

Sunday Times bestseller Tessa Hadley explores the big consequences of small events in this new collection

'Tessa Hadley is my favourite author' KATE ATKINSON

Heloise's father died in a car crash when she was a little girl; at a dinner party in her forties, she meets someone connected to that long-ago tragedy. Janey's bohemian mother plans to marry a man close to Janey's own age - everything changes when an accident interrupts the wedding party. A daughter caring for her elderly mother during the pandemic becomes obsessed with the woman next door; in the wake of his best friend's death, a man must reassess his affair with the friend's wife. Teenager Cecilia wakes one morning on holiday with her parents in Florence and sees them for the first time through disenchanted eyes.

These twelve stories plumb the depths of everyday life to reveal the shifting tides and hidden undercurrents of ordinary relationships.

'Few writers give me such consistent pleasure' ZADIE SMITH

'Hadley is fantastically inventive . . . A magnificent collection' Daily Telegraph

'Wonderful . . . The quality of suspense and satisfaction in Hadley's stories is miraculous' Vogue, Books of the Year

About the Publisher



Vintage is a highly respected paperback publisher of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, publishing writers like Philip Roth, Martin Amis and Toni Morrison. There are many Booker and Nobel Prize-winning authors on the Vintage list such as Kingsley Amis, A S Byatt, J M Coetzee, Ismail Kadare, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Anne Enright, Iris Murdoch, Roddy Doyle and Ben Okri, to name a few.

Book information

ISBN: 9781529922691
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage
Pub date:
Edition: Short stories
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 226
Weight: 176g
Height: 197mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 14mm