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Sea Fret : Short Stories, Paperback / softback Book

Sea Fret : Short Stories Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback


"The stories have a steely rectitude and an uncompromising determination to face down humiliation and inequality...economical, moral and compassionate."-The GuardianDilys Rose has been compared to Katherine Mansfield.

Stories include one of two musicians in an airport watching a bombing of the home town they have left; restless teenagers running riot during lockdown, with disastrous consequences.

In others Albert Einstein's reputation grows, as does his absence as a father; a cantankerous ninety-nine year old contributes to the chaos of a night ward. Rose conjures the essence of a situation with insight, economy and dark wit, and vividly presents an uncompromising view of the world where everyone is searching but few find what they hope for.

Each story vividly creates the inner world of a compelling yet disparate cast of characters, and these brief glimpses into the lives of others leave a lasting afterglow.




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