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Not Her Real Name and Other Stories

4.07 based on 146 ratings & 4 reviews on Goodreads.com

1998 Winner

Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize

Picador

10 May 02
9780330342667
272
£6.99
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Synopsis

Emily Perkins captures perfectly the intense world of love, art and waitressing in this debut collection of short stories. She brings modern life into harsh and comic focus with a cinematic vision for character and dialogue and a cast of young and painfully vulnerable metropolitans.

'A stunning first collection: addictive, smart, scary, wise and profoundly funny. Perkins has the enviable Alice Munro knack of crafting tiny stories with the scope of novels, characters who convince within a paragraph, dialogue which stings with its unresolved sadness and comfortless truths' Julie Myerson