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The Searching Glance

The Searching Glance

Offers a collection of short stories. This title features characters like a hill walker, and a Glasgow party-goer. It allows the reader a 'searching glance' at characters' lives.

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ISBN 9781844717439
Barcode 9781844717439
Published 1 October 2009 by Salt Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Cracknell, Linda
Series Salt Modern Fiction

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ISBN-13 9781844717439
ISBN-10 1844717437
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Salt Publishing
Imprint Salt Publishing
Publication Date 1 October 2009
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Cracknell, Linda
Series Salt Modern Fiction
Category Award Winning
Modern Fiction
Short Stories
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Short Stories & Fiction Anthologies
ONIX Text General/trade
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight 288g
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

The Searching Glance is the long-awaited second collection from one of Scotland's leading short story writers. The worlds inhabited by the characters in these stories are diverse - a hill walker is unknowingly watched over as he lies dying on a Highland hill; a Glasgow party-goer searches years later for a woman who may have mistaken him for a monster; a mysterious prize is sought in the perpetual daylight of midsummer Orkney. Whether it is in a suburban garden or on the stark skyline of a Borders hill, the landscape and seasonal extremes provoke and unsettle. Linda Cracknell's stories are multi-layered and brooding with longing and loss, allowing the reader a 'searching glance' at characters' lives. With touches of the surreal and hard strokes of reality, these stories will linger in the mind.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Long-listed for Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award 2008
NZ Review Linda Cracknell brings female experience hauntingly to life.--David Cunningham The Scotsman

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Author's Bio

Linda Cracknell has been a teacher of English in Zanzibar, worked for environmental charity WWF, and was writer-in-residence at Hugh MacDiarmid's last home near Biggar. She now lives in Highland Perthshire. Her short fiction has appeared in magazines and journals, been broadcast on BBC Radio, and was previously collected in Life Drawing, published in 2000. She writes drama for BBC Radio Four and is now writing essays about walks which follow human stories in 'wild' places.

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