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The redemption of Galen Pike and other stories

By: Davies, Carys

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1907773711 / 9781907773716
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15/10/2014
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United Kingdom
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20 cm 120 pages
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Winner of the 2015 International Frank O'Connor Short Story AwardWinner of the 2015 Jerwood Fiction Uncovered PrizeShortlisted for the 2015 Wales Book of the Year: FictionShortlisted for the 2015 Edge Hill Short Story PrizeThe Globe 100: The Best International Fiction of 2017In a remote Australian settlement a young wife with an untellable secret reluctantly invites her neighbour into her home.

A Quaker spinster offers companionship to a condemned man in a Colorado jail.

In the ice and snows of Siberia an office employee from Birmingham witnesses a scene that will change her life.

At a jubilee celebration in a northern English town a middle-aged alderman opens his heart to Queen Victoria.

A teenage daughter leaves home in search of adventure.

High in the Cumbrian fells a woman seeks help from her father's enemy. Spare, precise, charged with a prickly wit, the stories in Carys Davies's sparkling second collection remind us how little we know of the lives of others.

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FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), FYB Short stories

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