Take Six

Take Six Six Portuguese Women Writers

Short stories

Paperback (08 Feb 2018) | English

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The authors are all past-mistresses of the short story form, and their subject matter ranges from finding one's inner fox to a failed suicide attempt to a grandmother and grandson battling the wind on a beach. The stories and styles are all very different, but what the writers have in common is their ability to take everyday life and look at it afresh, so that even a trip on a ferry, an encounter with a stranger or a child's attempt to please her father become imbued with mystery and humour and sometimes tragedy. Relatively few women writers are translated into English, and this anthology is an attempt to rectify that imbalance and to introduce readers to some truly captivating tales from Portugal.

Book information

ISBN: 9781910213698
Publisher: Dedalus
Imprint: Dedalus
Pub date:
Edition: Short stories
DEWEY: 869.30108035
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 238g
Height: 128mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 19mm