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The Rental Heart and Other Stories

Short stories

Paperback (15 Mar 2014) | English

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Synopsis

Winner of the Scott Prize

Winner of the 2015 Polari First Book Prize

Winner of the Saboteur Award for Best Short Story Collection

The Herald: Book of the Year 2014

Shortlisted for the 2014 Green Carnation Prize

Twenty tales of lust and loss. These stories feature clockwork hearts, lascivious queens, paper men, island circuses, and a flooded world. On the island of Skye, an antlered girl and a tiger-tailed boy resolve never to be friends - but can they resist their unique connection? In an alternative 19th-century Paris, a love triangle emerges between a man, a woman, and a coin-operated boy. A teenager deals with his sister's death by escaping from their tiny Scottish island - but will she let him leave? In 1920s New Orleans, a young girl comes of age in her mother's brothel. Some of these stories are radical retellings of classic tales, some are modern-day fables, but all explore substitutions for love.

Book information

ISBN: 9781907773754
Publisher: Salt Publishing Limited
Imprint: Salt
Pub date:
Edition: Short stories
DEWEY: 823.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 143
Weight: 160g
Height: 197mm
Width: 131mm
Spine width: 10mm