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Sweet Home
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Sweet Home (Hardback)

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'A gripping, wonderfully understated book that oozes humanity, emotion and humour.' Guardian



Shortlisted for the Edge Hill Prize 2019



Longlisted for the Gordon Burn Prize 2019



Longlisted for the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award 2019



A Book of the Year in the Guardian, The White Review, Observer, New Statesman, TLS.



Set in the author's native Belfast, the ten stories in Sweet Home lay bare the heartbreak and quiet tragedies that run under the surface of everyday lives. A lonely woman is fascinated by her niqab-wearing neighbours; a middle-aged teacher becomes obsessed with a young Gaelic football player; and an employer covers for his two employees caught having sex in a public toilet.



Wendy Erskine offers perfectly formed, brilliantly observed portraits of people trying to carve out a life for themselves, all the while being buffeted by the loss, grief and regret that come their way. Warm, compassionate and funny, Sweet Home captures life in contemporary East Belfast, in all of its forms.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945Fiction & PoetryShort stories Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publication Date: 25/06/2019 ISBN-13: 9781529017069  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Wendy Erskine lives in Belfast. Her work has been published in The Stinging Fly, Stinging Fly Stories and Female Lines: New Writing by Women from Northern Ireland. She also features in Being Various: New Irish Short Stories (Faber and Faber), Winter Papers and on BBC Radio 4. Sweet Home is her first collection.

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