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Ten Stories about Smoking

3.6 based on 134 ratings & 15 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

04 March 11
9781447200635
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£8.99
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Synopsis

‘Touching, true and shocking. Here is a book that not only makes more sense of life, it delights the mind’ Irish Times

These stories find dignity in quiet lives and beauty in dark corners. They tell of allure, betrayal, nostalgia, solitude, seduction, damage and desire. They are stories of youth mislaid and love lost, and of recovery. They go to the heart of things.

‘Original and quietly devastating’ Daily Telegraph

‘Raymond Carver and Alice Munro echo throughout. Exquisite’ New Statesman

‘Brilliantly restrained and emotionally mature’ Scotland on Sunday

‘Writing sequined with sparkling descriptions’ Independent on Sunday

‘Inhaling each story is a hauntingly wonderful experience’ Easy Living

‘Reminds us that the short story is perfect for bringing some colour and imagination into a day’ Guardian

About Stuart Evers

A former bookseller and editor, Stuart Evers is the acclaimed author of Ten Stories About Smoking, which won the 2011 London Book Award. He lives in London.