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Daddy (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 03/09/2020
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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: 9781784743710
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 389 g
Dimensions: 223 x 145 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'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

'I don't know which is more amazing, Emma Cline's understanding of human beings or her mastery of language' - Mark Haddon

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“Short stories about 'Daddy'”

Ten short stories thematically linked by ‘daddy’, from the writer of ‘Girls’ which I loved.
Skilful characterisation and vivid, varied creation of context. Intriguing interactions with secrets and tension between the... More

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“A brilliant selection of short stories”

Thank you to Vintage & NetGalley for an advance e-copy of this title.
My god, do I love Emma Cline’s writing. I’m not sure I can even articulate why, but these short stories completely captivated me and left me... More

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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

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