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The Missing Woman: And Other Stories

The Missing Woman: And Other Stories (Paperback)

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Stories in The Missing Woman circle around women who are either literally missing - a mother in rehab, a daughter never born - or who are missing some metaphorical piece of themselves. A father tries to convince his uncompromising,anorexic daughter to want to live, a single woman lures men to her bed only to abandon them, and a marriage is shaken by a search party for a woman who's disappeared. Burns asks questions about balance - safety with adventure - dreams with practicality - grief with joy - and challenges the reader to take a journey, make choices...

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945Fiction & PoetryShort stories Publisher: Parthian Books Publication Date: 31/03/2015 ISBN-13: 9781910409664  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Carole Burns is an author and lecturer who lives in Cardiff. Her book of interviews with writers, Off the Page: Writers Talk About Beginnings, Endings, and Everything in Between, was published by Norton in 2008; her first collection of stories, The Missing Woman, is being published by Parthian in 2015. She is Head of Creative Writing at the University of Southampton and a co-organiser of XX Women's Writing Festival.

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