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Last Fling

Last Fling

A short story collection from an acclaimed novelist.

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ISBN 9781907773068
Barcode 9781907773068
Published 1 May 2011 by Misc - United Book Distributor
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Gee, Sue
Series Salt Modern Fiction

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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781907773068
ISBN-10 1907773061
Stock Out of stock
Status Availability and pricing is uncertain (no recent updates from publisher)
Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
Imprint Salt Publishing
Publication Date 1 May 2011
International Publication Date 15 May 2011
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Gee, Sue
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 168
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 11mm
Weight 252g
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 265726

Description of this Book

This is the first short story collection from an acclaimed novelist with a wide and loyal readership. Many of the stories have won prizes, been published or broadcast; some are new, written especially for the collection. Several feature artists, and are set in the past in a rural England; others are contemporary - stories set in London or Europe, of love glimpsed, lost, or longed for. In Bratislava is the brief encounter between a lonely businessman and young student in the aftermath of communism. Two or three look at illness and mortality: in Last Fling , the title story, a dying woman places a lonely hearts ad. All these stories are written with Sue Gee's insight, precision and delicacy of style and tone. Her last novel, Reading in Bed (2007) was a Daily Mail Book Club Selection ; her next will be published in 2011. Poignant and haunting, immensely readable, Last Fling is the perfect book between the two.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Long-listed for Edge Hill Prize for the Short Story 2012 (UK) -- Long-listed for Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award 2011 (Ireland)
NZ Review About The Mysteries of Glass: one of the most moving and beautifully written stories that I can remember.--Readers Books of the Year Guardian

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Author's Bio

Sue Gee grew up on a remote Devon farm, and in a village in Leicestershire, before moving to Surrey in 1960. These locations, and her parents' time in India, feature in The Tiger of Tulsipore, her current novel in progress. She has lived in London all her adult life, where she teaches creative writing, running the MA Writing Programme at Middlesex University from 2000-2008. She is currently teaching at the Faber Academy, and in September 2011 returns to University College, London, as a Royal Literary Fund Fellow. Her novels include The Hours of the Night, winner of the 1995 Romantic Novel of the Year Award; Earth & Heaven (2000); Thin Air, shortlisted for the 2004 Romantic Novel of the Year Award; The Mysteries of Glass, longlisted for the 2005 Orange Prize, and Reading in Bed, a Daily Mail Book Club Selection in 2007. She has also published many short stories, some of which, like her play Ancient & Modern (2005), have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4. Last Fling is her first short story collection. Sue Gee is the widow of the environmental journalist Marek Mayer, who died in 2005.

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