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Chris Power - Author

About the Author

Chris Power is the former editor of leading European surf magazine Carve. He has written and edited several books about surfing including Surf Travel: The Complete Guide, The Surfing Tribe and Shooting The Curl.

 

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Mothers

Mothers

Author: Chris Power Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/01/2019

SHORTLISTED FOR THE EDGE HILL SHORT STORY PRIZE 2019 LONGLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2019 Mothers is peopled by men and women who find themselves at crossroads or dead ends - characters who search without knowing what they seek. From remote and wild Exmoor to ancient Swedish burial sites and hedonistic Mexican weddings, these stories lay bare the emotional and psychic damage of life and love in a stunning debut collection.

Mothers

Mothers

Author: Chris Power Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2018

'To read Mothers is to take a journey through a landscape familiar enough to console, yet strange enough to unsettle. The thrills and dangers of such a journey lie with the unexpectedness of life's undercurrents and our uncertain, unknowable selves. Chris Power's quiet yet compelling touch is reminiscent of Alice Munro and Peter Stamm.' - Yiyun Li, author of A Thousand Years of Good Prayers and The Vagrants Chris Power's stories are peopled by men and women who find themselves at crossroads or dead ends - characters who search without knowing what they seek. A woman uses her mother's old travel guide to navigate nowhere; a stand-up comic with writer's block performs a fateful gig at a cocaine-fulled bachelor party; on holiday in Greece, a father must confront the limits to which he can keep his daughters safe. From remote and wild Exmoor to ancient Swedish burial sites and hedonistic Mexican weddings, these stories lay bare the emotional and psychic damage of life, love and abandonment. Mothers proves the vital importance of short fiction and announces the debut of an exceptional literary voice.

Mothers

Mothers

Author: Chris Power Format: eBook Release Date: 27/02/2018

'To read Mothers is to take a journey through a landscape familiar enough to console, yet strange enough to unsettle. The thrills and dangers of such a journey lie with the unexpectedness of life's undercurrents and our uncertain, unknowable selves. Chris Power's quiet yet compelling touch is reminiscent of Alice Munro and Peter Stamm.'- Yiyun Li, author of A Thousand Years of Good Prayers and The VagrantsChris Power's stories are peopled by men and women who find themselves at crossroads or dead ends - at ancient Swedish burial sites, river crossings on Exmoor, and raucous Mexican weddings. A stand-up with writer's block embarks upon his last gig as a Rodney Dangerfield impersonator. Reflecting on a childhood holiday, a father is faced with the limit to which he can keep his daughters safe. These characters search without knowing what they seek.At the heart of this work is Eva, whom we meet in childhood, locked in an enigmatic relationship with her mother; as a woman stumbling from youth into middle age; and in later life as the mother to a daughter of her own. Each story lays bare the emotional and psychic damage of life, love and abandonment.

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