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''I don''t know which is more amazing, Emma Cline''s understanding of human beings or her mastery of language'' Mark Haddon The eagerly-awaited new book by Emma Cline, author of the global phenomenon The Girls The stories in Emma Cline''s stunning first collection consider the dark corners of human experience, exploring the fault lines of power between men and women, parents and children, past and present. A man travels to his son''s school to deal with the fallout of a violent attack and to make sure his son will not lose his college place. But what exactly has his son done? And who is to blame? A young woman trying to make it in LA, working in a clothes shop while taking acting classes, turns to a riskier way of making money but will be forced to confront the danger of the game she''s playing. And a family coming together for Christmas struggle to skate over the lingering darkness caused by the very ordinary brutality of a troubled husband and father. These outstanding stories examine masculinity, male power and broken relationships, while revealing - with astonishing insight and clarity - those moments of misunderstanding that can have life-changing consequences. And there is an unexpected violence, ever-present but unseen, in the depiction of the complicated interactions between men and women, and families. Subtle, sophisticated and displaying an extraordinary understanding of human behaviour, these stories are unforgettable.

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Authors Emma Cline
Publisher Chatto and Windus
Languages English
Product format Paperback / Softback
Released 30.09.2020
EAN 9781784743727
ISBN 978-1-78474-372-7
No. of pages 265
Dimensions 136 mm x 216 mm x 22 mm
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature

USA, FICTION / Short Stories (single author), FICTION / Family Life / General, Short Stories, Family life fiction, United States of America, USA, Gender studies, gender groups

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