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Published: 05/08/2021
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Waterstones Says

The first short story collection from the author of the bestselling The Girls crackles with latent violence and the darkness inherent in everyday relationships.

The eagerly-awaited new book by Emma Cline, author of the global phenomenon The Girls.

The stories in Emma Cline's stunning first collection consider the dark corners of human experience, exploring the fault lines of power between men and women, parents and children, past and present.

A man travels to his son's school to deal with the fallout of a violent attack and to make sure his son will not lose his college place. But what exactly has his son done? And who is to blame? A young woman trying to make it in LA, working in a clothes shop while taking acting classes, turns to a riskier way of making money but will be forced to confront the danger of the game she's playing. And a family coming together for Christmas struggle to skate over the lingering darkness caused by the very ordinary brutality of a troubled husband and father.

These outstanding stories examine masculinity, male power and broken relationships, while revealing - with astonishing insight and clarity - those moments of misunderstanding that can have life-changing consequences. And there is an unexpected violence, ever-present but unseen, in the depiction of the complicated interactions between men and women, and families.

Subtle, sophisticated and displaying an extraordinary understanding of human behaviour, these stories are unforgettable.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781529112894
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 191 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Cline is an astonishingly gifted stylist, but it is her piercing understanding of modern humiliation that makes these stories vibrate with life...brilliant - Brandon Taylor, New York Times

Fans of Cline will delight in the author's razor-sharp observations and penchant for storytelling - Evening Standard

Cline is particularly good at locking in the witty detail that speaks volumes... These expertly constructed stories withhold key information... the pleasures here lie in an appreciation of Cline's skilful and absorbing craft - Sunday Times

These stories live in the odd corners of the world, Cline's talent at uncovering the seedy and somehow bringing it to beautiful light is brilliant. These are understated gems - Daisy Johnson

When I read Emma Cline I think of Mary Gaitskill's psychological acuity and of Joy Williams's sardonic gravitas. And yet something about Cline's intimate tone, her talent for conjuring the feeling of being alive, is entirely and uniquely her own - Rachel Kushner

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“Uniquely insightful collection of short stories”

A uniquely insightful collection of short stories. Cline has created vivid snapshots into the lives of ten fundamentally different and unrelated characters that she threads together with themes of masculinity, “daddy”... More

Hardback edition
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“The irony”

Thank you to Vintage and NetGalley for the proof of this collection of short stories. I read it instantly.

After ‘The Girls’, I was so intrigued to see what Cline would conquer next and I assure you I was not... More

Hardback edition
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Lauren

“An insightful interesting read concerning human behaviour and relationships”

10 short stories showing a glimpse into the lives of various humans. Each story is interesting in their own right, some were more gripping than others. Some, I thought ended too suddenly and I desperately wanted to... More

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