Claustrophobic, intense, troubled, these twelve astonishing stories hold a flare to the strange, elusive corners of our world, past and present; from the United States of the Gold Rush era to the Berlin of today, from Victorian England to the dusty border towns and high cities of modern South America.
Claustrophobic, intense, troubled, these twelve astonishing stories hold a flare to the strange, elusive corners of our world, past and present; from the United States of the Gold Rush era to the Berlin of today, from Victorian England to the dusty border towns and high cities of modern South America. A young couple's passionate affair unravels as they wait anxiously in their hotel room for news of a recklessly conceived drug deal. An academic inherits a set of diaries detailing her great-grandfather's development of a bizarre new field of science; an endeavour which has shocking implications for his young daughter and unfaithful wife. And in Greenfly, a housebound woman is driven to distraction by the insects infesting her house - putting strain on an already fractured relationship with her partner. Lee's stories announce the arrival of a writer whose vision is razor sharp, blackly funny and startlingly original.
"Fizzing with an energy at once dark and playful, swift in its impact, enduring in its effect. Lee can conjure a mood in the twist of a sentence. He shifts from voice to voice with ease and is very quotable. Deftly, wryly, Lee leaves us squirming in our seats" -- Toby Lichtig * TLS *
About Tom Lee
Tom Lee was born in Essex in 1974 and attended the University of East Anglia, the University of California, Santa Cruz, and Goldsmith College. His stories have appeared in the Sunday Times and Esquire and have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4. His story 'The Current' was shortlisted for the Sunday Times / EFG Private Bank Short Story Award 2012. Greenfly is his first story collection.
Greenfly by Tom Lee
Used - Very Good
Short-listed for Edge Hill Prize for the Short Story 2010
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.