From the pen of Mick Jackson, author of The Underground Man and Five Boys, come these ten acclaimed tales. Featuring undertakers, dark forests, resurrected butterflies and a singularly mean-spirited horse, the stories are nevertheless rooted in the realistic and all too recognisable world of retirement, loneliness, and childhood boredom. By turns funny, scary and heartbreaking, they are always illuminating, and further evidence of one of the most original and brilliant imaginations in contemporary fiction.
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"'Wonderfully macabre, crookedly comic short stories... Jackson is a genuine English eccentric.' Trevor Lewis, Sunday Times 'I'm pretty sure an eight-year-old would love the weirdness of Ten Sorry Tales. So, too, would a teenager. Me? I loved them.' Kate Chisholm, Sunday Telegraph"
About Mick Jackson
Mick Jackson's second novel, Five Boys (2001), was described in the Sunday Times as 'vibrant, happily eccentric and a joy to read.' His previous novel, The Underground Man (1998), was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and the Whitbread First Novel Award, and was the winner of the Royal Society of Authors' First novel Award. He lives in Brighton.
Ten Sorry Tales by Mick Jackson
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