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Dinosaurs on Other Planets (Hardback)
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Dinosaurs on Other Planets (Hardback)

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Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 14/01/2016
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A woman battles bluebottles as she plots an ill-judged encounter with a stranger; a young husband commutes a treacherous route to his job in the city, fearful for the wife and small daughter he has left behind; a mother struggles to understand her nine-year-old son's obsession with dead birds and the apocalypse. In Danielle McLaughlin's stories, the world is both beautiful and alien. Men and women negotiate their surroundings as a tourist might navigate a distant country: watchfully, with a mixture of wonder and apprehension. Here are characters living lives in translation, ever at the mercy of distortions and misunderstandings, striving to make sense both of the spaces they inhabit and of the people they share them with.

'McLaughlin has an acute apprehension of a world in which squalor, suffering and beauty sit side by side' - Financial Times

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
ISBN: 9781473613706
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 330 g
Dimensions: 223 x 142 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
This is not a debut in the usual sense; a promise of greater things to come. There is no need to ask what Danielle McLaughlin will do next, she has done it already. This book has arrived. I think it will stay with us for a long time * Anne Enright *
Full of such arresting, resonant and precise writing . . . an impressive achievement * Financial Times *
Taut with words unsaid and fights unhad, and the endings are all that endings should be -- Sara Taylor * Metro *
Fans of short story books will definitely relish this one * Bookbag *
McLaughlin has a flair for making her stories crystallise around a striking image * Sunday Times *
An exquisite collection from an exciting new voice in short fiction * Lady *
McLaughlin is yet another fantastic new addition to Ireland's burgeoning literary establishment * Big Issue *
Her near-faultless debut collection . . . deals primarily with psychological alienation, and the desolate upheaval of humans in crisis * Guardian *
[McLaughlin] writes with a meditative intensity which gives her subject matter (domestic friction and failing affections) a certain gravitas * The Spectator *
A quietly explosive collection -- Patricia Nicol * Sunday Times *

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