I'm on the Train! (Hardback)
  • I'm on the Train! (Hardback)
zoom

I'm on the Train! (Hardback)

(author)
£19.99
Hardback 224 Pages / Published: 01/04/2012
  • Not available

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Who hasn't winced as some phone-pest embarks on a maddeningly public conversation? But, in Perriam's title-story, the timidly conformist Stephen does rather more than wince. Overcoming a lifetime of restraint, he leaps to his feet on a crowded commuter-train and throttles the offender. Or does he? The hair's-breadth line between reality and flights of fancy is a feature of these stories - as in much of Perriam's work - the power of the imagination providing a highly effective antidote to grief, loss or frustration. Whether it's Carole, the office dogsbody, finding self-esteem and status through her congress with an Archangel, or Connie, an octogenarian spinster, reliving her aborted wedding day by passionately kissing the visiting plumber, Perriam's characters transform their lives in unexpected ways. Yet, amidst such shocks and surprises are quieter moments of grace: true heavenly grace descending on an atheist in Westminster Cathedral; grace granted to a grieving daughter at a distinctly offbeat funeral; grace surprising an eighteen-year-old, who, after years of rebellion against her parents, is forced to recognize the blessings and securities of home. "I'm on the train!" brilliantly chronicles the dramas and dilemmas inherent in our human condition, in another outstanding collection from one of Britain's leading short-story writers.

Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
ISBN: 9780709091356
Number of pages: 224
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 16 mm

You may also be interested in...

A Discovery of Witches
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Clockmaker's Daughter
Added to basket
£18.99   £9.49
Hardback
Conversations with Friends
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Handmaid's Tale
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
The Labyrinth of the Spirits
Added to basket
£20.00   £15.99
Hardback
Crazy Rich Asians
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Into the Water
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
After the Party
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Lethal White
Added to basket
£20.00   £10.00
Hardback
Norse Mythology
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Transcription
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Snap
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Love is Blind
Added to basket
£18.99   £15.99
Hardback
Macbeth
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
The Midnight Line
Added to basket
£7.99   £5.99
Paperback
Normal People
Added to basket
£14.99   £12.99
Hardback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.