Girl, Balancing & Other Stories

Girl, Balancing & Other Stories

Short stories

Hardback (28 Jun 2018)

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Synopsis

'Wisdom and wit shine out from Helen Dunmore's last stories' The Times

'It was her emotional concision that made her so exceptional, a quality on ample display in these posthumous short stories ... some absolute gems' Mail on Sunday

'I couldn't recommend these stories more.' Evening Standard
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Haunting, uplifting, beautiful: the final work from Helen Dunmore

Helen Dunmore passed away in June 2017, leaving behind this remarkable collection of short stories. With her trademark imagination and gift for making history human, she explores the fragile ties between passion, love, family, friendship and grief, often through people facing turning points in their lives:

A girl alone, stretching her meagre budget to feed herself, becomes aware that the young man who has come to see her may not be as friendly as he seems.

Two women from very different backgrounds enjoy an unusual night out, finding solace in laughter and an unexpected friendship.

A young man picks up his infant son and goes outside into a starlit night as he makes a decision that will inform the rest of his life.

A woman imprisoned for her religion examines her faith in a seemingly literal and quietly original way.

This brilliant collection of Helen Dunmore's short fiction, replete with her penetrating insight into the human condition, is certain to delight and move all her readers.

About the Publisher

Hutchinson

Hutchinson

Founded in 1887 by George Hutchinson with capital of three thousand pounds, Hutchinson opened for business in the basement of 25 Paternostor Row, near St Paul's Cathedral. It is the home of fiction that you have to press into the hands of your friends and non-fiction that is entertaining and erudite. We publish bestsellers, Helen Dunmore, Sebastian Faulks, Robert Harris, Douglas Kennedy and Ruth Rendell, book club favourites, Aimee Bender, Anna Quindlen. We are committed to discovering new talent that combine a distinctive voice with great storytelling skills and recent acquisitions include Bonnie Nadzam, longlisted for the Women?s Prize, New York Times bestsellers, Sloane Crosley, Ayana Mathis, Marisha Pessl and Amor Towles.

Book information

ISBN: 9781786331489
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Hutchinson
Pub date:
Edition: Short stories
DEWEY: 823.914
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xii, 368
Weight: 634g
Height: 241mm
Width: 162mm
Spine width: 39mm