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Not The End Of The World By Kate Atkinson

Not The End Of The World
by Kate Atkinson

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This is Kate Atkinson's first collection of stories, and consists of twelve linked stories which form a thematic whole. Inspired by Ovid's "Metamorphoses", and by Prada, Mary Poppins, Moschino and Barbie, they are full of the poignancy of abandoned children and lonely adults.
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Not The End Of The World by Kate Atkinson

A stunning collection of thoughtful and highly readable short stories by Whitbread Award-winner, Kate Atkinson.
This is a daring, witty and provocative collection of twelve thematically-linked stories.
Inspired by Ovid s Metamorphoses or, if you prefer, by Prada, Mary Poppins, Moschino and Barbie, these are stories of abandoned children and lonely adults, the seductiveness of our consumer society and fatalism in a post-Apocalyptic world.
From Charlene and Trudi, shopping madly while bombs explode outside, to gormless Eddie, a cataloguer of fish, and Meredith Zane who has discovered the secret to eternal life, each story brings to life a startling cast of characters. Linking the stories is an exploration of the infinite variety of ways in which people attempt to change the world around them, and themselves.

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Not The End Of The World Reviews

Moving and funny and crammed with incidental wisdom.
-- "Sunday Times"
"""Exceptional... Sharp, witty and completely compelling."
--"Daily Mail"
"I can think of few writers who can make the ordinary collide with the extraordinary to such beguiling effect... left me so fizzing with admiration."
"An exceptionally funny, quirky and bold writer."
--In"dependent on Sunday
"Moving and funny, and crammed with incidental wisdom."
--"The Sunday Times""

About Kate Atkinson

Kate Atkinson has won several prizes for her short fiction. Her first novel Behind the Scenes at the Museum was
chosen as the 1995 Whitbread Book of the Year. Her other novels are Human Croquet and Emotionally Weird. She lives in Edinburgh.

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Not The End Of The World by Kate Atkinson
Kate Atkinson
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Transworld Publishers Ltd
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