From the heathered fells and lowlands of Cumbria with their history of smouldering violence, to the speed and heat of summer London, to an eerily still lake in the Finnish wilderness, Sarah Hall evokes landscapes with extraordinary precision and grace.
From the heathered fells and lowlands of Cumbria with their history of smouldering violence, to the speed and heat of summer London, to an eerily still lake in the Finnish wilderness, Sarah Hall evokes landscapes with extraordinary precision and grace. The characters within these territories are real-life survivors, but whether it's a frustrated housewife seeking extreme experience or a young woman contemplating the death of her lover, dark devices and desires rise to the surface. And the human body, too - flawed, visceral, and full of emotional conflict - provides a sensuous frame for each unfolding drama. Uniquely disturbing and deeply erotic, this collection confirms Sarah Hall as one of the greatest writers of her generation. The BEAUTIFUL INDIFFERENCE includes 'Butcher's Perfume', which was short-listed for the BBC National Short Story Prize in 2010
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Sarah Hall was born in Cumbria in 1974. Twice nominated for the Man Booker prize, she is the award-winning author of five novels and two short story collections - The Beautiful Indifference, which won the Edge Hill and Portico prizes, and Madame Zero, winner of the East Anglian Book Award and the 2018 Edge Hill Readers' Choice Award, and a Guardian and Sunday Times book of the year 2017. She is currently the only author to be three times shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award, winning it in 2013 with 'Mrs Fox'.
The Beautiful Indifference by Sarah Hall
Faber & Faber
Winner of Portico Prize for Literature: Fiction 2012
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