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Fourteen Days

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 06/02/2024
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Fourteen Days
Loved it!
Bringing writers together onto one project to tell new and fresh stories is always something I enjoy. Seeing a comfortable atmosphere of strangers being br... READ MORE
Alexander Cooil
Fourteen Days
Tales From Before And During
This was a really odd one, as with most short stories collections, there’s a couple of stories that aren’t for me. But the overall story arc, the character... READ MORE
Chrys - Plymouth
Fourteen Days
Loved it!
Having different writers all come together to share their creative ideas and stories is always something I like to see. Even set during the pandemic, as th... READ MORE
Alexander Cooil

Synopsis

Set in a Lower East Side tenement in the early days of the pandemic, Fourteen Days is a dazzling, heartwarming novel with an unusual twist: each character has been secretly written by a different, major literary voice - from Margaret Atwood and Douglas Preston to Dave Eggers and Celeste Ng. One week into the COVID-19 shutdown, tenants of a Lower East Side apartment building in Manhattan have begun to gather on the rooftop and tell stories. With each passing night, more and more neighbours gather, bringing chairs and milk crates and overturned pails. Gradually the tenants - some of whom have barely spoken to each other - become real neighbours. In this Decameron-like serial novel, general editor Margaret Atwood, Authors Guild president Douglas Preston, and a star-studded list of contributors create a beautiful ode to the people who couldn't get away from the city when the pandemic hit. A dazzling, heartwarming collection, Fourteen Days reveals how beneath the loss and suffering, some communities managed to become stronger.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781784745455
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Weight: 600g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 35 mm

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Fourteen Days
Beautifully interwoven short stories
This is a collection of short stories but they are not random or separate. They are written by some of the most significant authors of our time who were al... READ MORE
JosieG
Fourteen Days
Covid; so many voices; so many lives
What a book! Anything with Margaret Atwood’s name on it has my vote, but I usually avoid collaborative texts, feeling ‘less is more’. But this one blew my ... READ MORE
Carol  Groves
Fourteen Days
A thoughtful collaborative novel
3.5 rounded up Thirty six American/Canadian authors from a variety of literary backgrounds, collaborate to tell the stories of a group of New Yorkers w... READ MORE
Celia Short
Fourteen Days
A fascinating compendium of stories - wrapped within the covid pandemic
Where to begin with this intriguing, mesmerising book… The premise is fairly simple in that a group of residents meet on the roof top of an apartment bl... READ MORE
Stephen - the bookworm
Fourteen Days
An engaging and worthwhile read
Fourteen Days has been written by a range of well-known authors and takes place during the early days of the pandemic in New York City. Every evening just ... READ MORE
Sarah -Bookworm Extraordinaire
Fourteen Days
Highly Entertaining
A book that brings together residents of an apartment building who sit on the roof terrace telling stories during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each of the res... READ MORE
Georgina Aitcheson
Fourteen Days
Good idea
This book feels such a good idea that it's difficult to believe it hasn't been done before, although I can only imagine it was a bit of a logistical nightm... READ MORE
jean
Fourteen Days
The Decameron of the Pandemic? Not quite!
On paper, this looked like a good idea but, somehow, the delivery lets it down. The premise is that the fourteen days of the title cover the worst days of ... READ MORE
Jim Sweetman
Fourteen Days
Interesting set of short stories set in Covid lockdown
I think this will be a bit of a marmite book. Considering the vast number and range of genres of authors who collaborated on this work, I thought it gelled... READ MORE
T Edwards
Fourteen Days
Fourteen Days by Margaret Atwood and others
Fourteen Days by Margaret Atwood & others, this is a collaborative novel from the Authors Guild, with an unusual twist, each character is written by a diff... READ MORE
Christine Rennie
Fourteen Days
Terrible
I’m afraid my hopes were dashed. Two very well established authors working together on this book? Oh yes please (I thought) The blurb sounded better th... READ MORE
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