After the Funeral And Other Stories

Short stories

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Publisher's Synopsis

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

'You've either got it or you haven't. Hadley's got it' FINANCIAL TIMES

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 vacation with her parents in Florence and sees them for the first time through disenchanted eyes.

These stories illuminate the enduring conflicts between responsibility and freedom, power and desire, convention and subversion, reality, and dreams.

***A GUARDIAN AND NEW STATESMAN BOOK OF THE YEAR 2023***
***ONE OF THE BBC'S '25 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR 2023'***

Book information

ISBN: 9781787333680
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Imprint: Jonathan Cape
Pub date:
Edition: Short stories
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 20735
Number of pages: 226
Weight: 352g
Height: 145mm
Width: 225mm
Spine width: 25mm