After the Funeral (Hardback)
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After the Funeral (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages
Published: 13/07/2023
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Waterstones Says

The bestselling author of Free Love mines questions of responsibility and freedom and the enduring conflict between power and desire in this captivating and resonant collection of short stories.

In each of the twelve stories in After the Funeral, small events have huge consequences.

Heloise's father died in a car crash when she was a little girl; at a dinner party in her forties, she meets someone connected to that long-ago tragedy.

Two estranged sisters cross paths at a posh hotel and pretend not to recognise each other.

Janey's bohemian mother plans to marry a man close to Janey's own age - everything changes when an accident interrupts the wedding party.

A daughter caring for her elderly mother during the pandemic becomes obsessed with the woman next door; in the wake of his best friend's death, a man must reassess his affair with the friend's wife.

Teenager Cecilia wakes one morning on vacation with her parents in Florence and sees them for the first time through disenchanted eyes.

As psychologically astute as they are emotionally rich, these stories illuminate the enduring conflicts between responsibility and freedom, power and desire, convention and subversion, reality and dreams.

A vital addition to Tessa Hadley's celebrated body of work.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781787333680
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 361 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Consistently pulls you in from the first sentence... The capacity to make readers care from the off about what happens to these imaginary people next is an unquantifiable, indefinable talent that cannot be taught. You've got it or you haven't. Hadley's got it - Financial Times

One of our finest novelists and a short story supremo... It is hard to imagine stories more skilfully paced and polished than these - Observer

After the Funeral is a brilliant collection. From the virtuosity of Hadley's technique to the clarity of her moral vision and the warmth of her humour, what she has achieved in After the Funeral is nothing short of masterful. Her stories are surprising, profound, and each feels as full as a world - Brandon Taylor, author of The Late Americans

Beautifully done... The strongest stories resonate, offering glimpses of the hidden selves we all conceal - Sunday Times

She has such great psychological insights into human beings, which is rare... One of the best fiction writers writing today - Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of Americanah

Short stories tend to be literary Marmite, but the dozen tales in Hadley's classy new collection are a testament to the startling power of both their author and the form itself` - Mail on Sunday

After the Funeral draws us into situations that bear out Tolstoy’s famous line, “every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way”. Each story explores a way of coping with a peculiar challenge… Hadley elicits the answer with an acumen that puts her among the great detectives of human nature - New Statesman, Books of the Year*

Tessa Hadley is my favourite author - Kate Atkinson, author of Shrines of Gaiety

Hadley has elevated middle-class domesticity, and the emotional ripples beneath it, into the realms of high art... Her depictions of buried disappointment and quiet yearning are timeless... A reminder of just how sublime an experience reading a Tessa Hadley book is - i

Few writers give me such consistent pleasure - Zadie Smith, author of White Teeth

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