Girl, Balancing

Girl, Balancing

Short stories

Paperback (07 Mar 2019)

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Synopsis

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

Windmill Books

Windmill Books

Cornerstone’s Windmill imprint launched in 2009, publishing literary fiction and non-fiction in paperback. The list is comprised of prize winners, exceptional new voices and expert non-fiction writers publishing across a broad range of genres. In fiction we publish books by Aimee Bender, Douglas Coupland, James Ellroy, Jenni Fagan (Granta Best Young British Novelist 2013), Paul Harding (winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Tinkers), Nick Harkaway, Jonathan Lee, Tim Pears, Anna Quindlen, and David Vann. Our non-fiction authors include Liaquat Ahamed (winner of the Pulitzer Prize for History and shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Lords of Finance), Dan Cruickshank, Duncan Hamilton (two-time winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year), Simon Heffer, Kevin Jackson, Marc Morris, Azar Nafisi and Matthew Parker.

Book information

ISBN: 9781786090515
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Windmill Books
Pub date:
Edition: Short stories
DEWEY: 823.914
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 17972
Number of pages: xiv, 368
Weight: 276g
Height: 197mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 25mm