Hieroglyphics And Other Stories (Paperback)
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Hieroglyphics And Other Stories (Paperback)

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Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 26/01/2004
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A beautiful collection - charming, witty and touching - these stories give voice to a variety of different characters: from the little girl who wants to look 'subtle' for her father's funeral, a child who has an email pen pal on Jupiter and an old lady who becomes a star through 'zimmerobics'. Often writing in a vibrant Glaswegian vernacular, Donovan deftly gives her characters authenticity with a searing power, aided and abetted by tender subtlety.

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781841955193
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 123 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 11 mm
Edition: Main


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Not since Alan Spence came on the scene has anyone written better about childhood and her richly expressive Scots is neither forced nor fey. A page-turner to make you laugh and cry. -- Donny O'Rourke * * Scotsman * *
Hieroglyphics conjures up spellbinding stories of childhood and change in voices so vibrant they leave you speechless. -- Willy Mally * * Sunday Herald * *
Hieroglyphics and Other Stories is Donovan's excellent debut collection . . . Donovan illuminates exactly the dislocations and intensifications that occur within a relationship, whether between lovers or mother and child. * * Daily Telegraph * *

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