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A collection of sparkling award-winning stories from Maggie Shipstead, epic storyteller and astonishing chronicler of the daring and the damaged. Diving into eclectic and vivid settings, from an Olympic village to a deathbed in Paris to a Pacific atoll, and illuminating a cast of unforgettable characters, Shipstead traverses the ordinary and extraordinary with cunning, compassion, and wit. Meet the silent cowgirl looking for a quiet life on a remote ranch in Montana, only to fall into a triangle of unrequited love; a self-aggrandizing male novelist who comes to terms with the girlfriend he never had just as his literary debut goes to print; a honeymoon couple's time in the hills of Romania builds into a moment of shattering tragedy. In the title story, a famous child actress breaks away from a religious cult, as she tells—with brittle candour—her tale of childhood damage and the dark side of fame. Exuding both tenderness and bite, Shipstead exposes complicated truths in this dazzling collection sealing her reputation as an astonishingly versatile master of fiction.
  • Publisher: Doubleday UK
  • Publication date: 16/06/2022
  • ISBN: 9780857526823
  • Page extent: 368
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 221 mm x 138 mm
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