Things We Say in the Dark (Paperback)Kirsty Logan (author)
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Shortlisted for the Polari Book Prize 2020
Longlisted for the Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize 2020
A shocking collection of dark stories, ranging from chilling contemporary fairytales to disturbing supernatural fiction.
Alone in a remote house in Iceland a woman is unnerved by her isolation; another can only find respite from the clinging ghost that follows her by submerging herself in an overgrown pool. Couples wrestle with a lack of connection to their children; a schoolgirl becomes obsessed with the female anatomical models in a museum; and a cheery account of child's day out is undercut by chilling footnotes.
These dark tales explore women's fears with electrifying honesty and invention and speak to one another about female bodies, domestic claustrophobia, desire and violence.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 190 g
Dimensions: 200 x 130 x 16 mm
'Deeply, deeply unsettling and brilliant collection of short stories. Some feature horror, nearly all feature dread and, in the manner of Shirley Jackson, all will burrow their way into your brain and not let go.' - Stylist
'Finely crafted feminist short stories, each one gripping and unnerving in equal measure... you won't put it down' - The Sunday Telegraph
'Literary and menacing. Powerfully unsettling. A fascinating collection.' - Metro
'Logan observes modern anxieties and commonplace troubles and twists them into surreal new shapes...marvellously unnerving...her sharp wit is unmistakable.' - The New Statesman
'Her poetic, supernatural prose has lace edges of sticky, violent terror...Logan masters the format indubitably, channelling the spirit of Angela Carter... these tales seem to perfectly suit the unsettling times in which we live. Luckily for us, in writing these terrifying tales Logan, like Margaret Atwood or George Orwell, turns the big light on.' - The Herald
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