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The World to Come: Stories

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Dimensions: L: 14.2cm x W: 2.6cm x H: 22.3cm

Product Code: 9781786485045

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A fantastic writer - compassionate, funny and fearless' George Saunders 'One of the US's finest writers' according to Joshua Ferris, Jim Shepard now delivers a new collection that spans borders and centuries with unrivalled mastery. These ten stories ring with voices as diverse as those belonging to Arctic explorers in history's most nightmarish expedition, the Montgolfier brothers competing to be the first man to fly, and two American frontierswomen whose passionate connection is severed by jealous husbands and a deadly snowstorm. In each case the personal is the political as these humans, while falling in love or negotiating marital pitfalls or simply coming to terms with their own failings, face the tidal wave of nature's indifference and cruelty. History has swept them from our sympathy; Jim Shepard has reached into the past and sought them out. In his first collection to be published in the UK, this celebrated master of the short story displays his formidable acuity in imagining these wildly different worlds, and what our various lives feel like in the grip of catastrophe.

Book Title The World to Come: Stories
ISBN 9781786485045
By Author(s) Jim Shepard
Publisher RiverRun
Pages 258
Format Hardback
Dimensions 14.2cm x 2.6cm x 22.3cm
Notes The book images and summary displayed may be of a different edition or binding of the same title.

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