The Not-Dead and The Saved and Other Stories

3.97 based on 26 ratings & 6 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

Publication date: 18.06.2015
ISBN: 9781447242284
Number of pages: 0

Synopsis

None of us are perfect, in the way we love, age, or view the world. The Not-Dead and the Saved offers us an opportunity for reinvention: of ourselves, those we have lost, and the world in which we live. From a man doomed to spend his life trying to find solutions to cancer; to a new mother haunted by a swaddling, tablet-eating great-aunt; to an intrepid literary agent who travels to the Yorkshire Moors to discover the next big thing, and ends up eating Anne Bronte's rock cakes, we meet a host of characters who are desperately, creatively, and often hilariously trying to evade the underlying truths of their lives.

The Not-Dead and the Saved is a cascade, of warm, wise and insightful stories about human nature, frank, funny, and sometimes desolating, but always underpinned by tenderness, and by a faith in enduring bonds of love.

In the media

Stories of admirable scope and ambition . . . this new volume strikes a charming balance between focus on character and the controlled, potent use of language.
Literary Review
Here are female relationships in all their envy, jealousy, anger, ambition and fear . . . mitigated by wit and energy.
Independent
The real joy is the startling images that pop off the page like firecrackers.
Sunday Express