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Perfect Lives By Polly Samson

Perfect Lives
by Polly Samson

* The stunningly well received short story collection from the ever-brilliant Polly Samson, out now in paperback
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Perfect Lives Summary


In an English seaside town, lovers and children, young men and middle-aged women, weave in and out of each other's lives and stories. A mother is tormented by her daughter's tattoo; another only pretends to love her baby. A wife stalks her husband and his new lover; a broken egg through a letterbox tells a story that will not go away; the cat thinks he knows best. Threaded throughout are longings for love and poignant disappointments, surprising pleasures and temptations. Some will fall but some, like the small boy at the circus who sees his babysitter fly past on a trapeze wearing little more than a blue bra and spangles, will retain their feeling of awe. PERFECT LIVES, follows Polly Samson's rapturously received first collection, LYING IN BED. They are rueful, knowing, witty, poignant, bashful, bold. Her genius is in the nuance.

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Sku
GOR003233158
Title
Perfect Lives
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Little, Brown Book Group
Year published
Number of pages
240
ISBN 10
1860499937
ISBN 13
9781860499937
Prizes
Short-listed for Edge Hill Prize for the Short Story 2011 (UK)
Cover note
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note
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