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Atmospheric Railway, The New and Selected Stories By Shena Mackay

Atmospheric Railway, The New and Selected Stories by Shena Mackay

Condition - Very Good
$20.89
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Summary

Contains thirteen new stories, and a selection of twenty-three more from the collections of the author who is one of the best short-story writers in the world.

Atmospheric Railway, The New and Selected Stories Summary

Atmospheric Railway, The New and Selected Stories by Shena Mackay

Shena Mackay is one of the very best short-story writers in the world. As the "Guardian" said, reviewing her last collection, 'Mackay's observational precision is outstanding; she writes like an angel wielding a scalpel, dissecting her characters with sublime, sharp-edged prose...Her stories are grand entertainment.' Or the "Literary Review": 'The heart lifts at the prospect of a collection of stories by Shena Mackay. You can be certain of various elements: laughter, a touch of the blade, underlying shadows, wit, sharpness of perception.' Her new book contains not only thirteen brilliant new stories, but a selection of twenty-three more from her previous collections, making "The Atmospheric Railway" a delight for her existing admirers and the perfect introduction to her work for newcomers.

About Shena Mackay

Shena Mackay was born in Edinburgh. She is the author of four previous collections of stories - Babies in Rhinestones, Dreams of Dead Women's Handbags, The Laughing Academy and The World's Smallest Unicorn. Her novels include Dunedin, The Orchard on Fire (which was shortlisted for the 1996 Booker Prize), The Artist's Widow and Heligoland (which was shortlisted for the 2003 Orange Prize).

Additional information

GOR001532639
9780224072984
0224072986
Atmospheric Railway, The New and Selected Stories by Shena Mackay
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
2008-11-06
432
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