The Redemption of Galen Pike - 9781907773716

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  • Product code: ALLDU
  • ISBN: 9781907773716
  • Publisher: Salt Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 13.0cm x 19.8cm
  • Pages: 144
  • Publish date: 15/10/2014

The Redemption of Galen Pike (Paperback)

The Redemption of Galen Pike - 9781907773716

Carys Davies


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In 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. "extraordinarily powerful" - VS PRITCHETT PRIZE JUDGES JANE GARDAM, PENELOPE LIVELY AND JACOB ROSS "darkly funny and unsettling" -BOYD TONKIN The Independent on Some New Ambush "As if Mark Twain and Annie Proulx had sat down at a desk together [...] I shall be looking out for more." -PIERS PLOWRIGHT "a writer willing to tackle the hardest of all fictional forms - the short story. This is a region in which so many fail [...] she can do what it is essential to do in this form, she can create a micro-world, which has reverberations beyond its size and scope, which is metaphysical." -SARAH HALL

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Product Details

  • Product code: ALLDU
  • ISBN: 9781907773716
  • Publisher: Salt Publishing
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 13.0cm x 19.8cm
  • Pages: 144
  • Publish date: 15/10/2014

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