Things We Say in the Dark

Things We Say in the Dark

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 01/10/2020
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Synopsis

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
  • ISBN: 9781529111286
  • Number of pages: 240
  • Weight: 195g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm

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