The Pier Falls and Other Stories

The Pier Falls and Other Stories

Short stories

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Synopsis

'He writes with the craft of Julian Barnes or, even, Truman Capote.' The Times

A Spectator Book of the Year

An expedition to Mars goes terribly wrong.

A seaside pier collapses.

A thirty-stone man is confined to his living room.

One woman is abandoned on a tiny island in the middle of the ocean.

Another woman is saved from drowning.

Two boys discover a gun in a shoebox.

A group of explorers find a cave of unimaginable size deep in the Amazon jungle.

A man shoots a stranger in the chest on Christmas Eve.

In this first collection of stories by the author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time Mark Haddon demonstrates two things: first that he is a master of the short form (several of the stories have been longlisted for prizes), second that his imagination is even darker than we had thought.

Book information

ISBN: 9781910702161
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Jonathan Cape
Pub date:
Edition: Short stories
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 346
Weight: 502g
Height: 225mm
Width: 146mm
Spine width: 37mm