Medusa’s Ankles

Medusa’s Ankles: Selected Stories from the Booker Prize Winner

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 13/05/2021
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A luminous selection of short stories from the prize-winning imagination of A. S. Byatt

With an introduction by David Mitchell

Mirrors shatter at the hairdressers when a middle-aged client explodes in rage. Snow dusts the warm body of a princess honing it into something sharp and frosted. Summer sunshine flickers on the face of a smiling child who may or may not be real.

Medusa's Ankles celebrates the very best of A. S. Byatt's short fiction, carefully selected from a lifetime of writing. Peopled by artists, poets and fabulous creatures, the stories blaze with creativity and travel from Ancient myth to an English sweet factory, a Chinese restaurant to a Mediterranean swimming pool, a Turkish bazaar to a fairytale palace.

Driven by curiosity, Byatt takes her readers beyond the veneer of the ordinary and the gloss of the fantastical, to a place rich in ideas, vivid in colour and wholly unforgettable.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781784743765
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Weight: 704g
  • Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 41 mm

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