Maxim Jakubowski November 2014 Highly Recommended.
London-based New Zealand-bred author and actress Duffy is known for her crime books, her fiercely feminist historical novels and various mainstream books, in addition to her work in the theatre and improvisational comedy. As if that were not talent enough, she is also the first writer to win the prestigious Crime Writers' Association short story Dagger twice, so this volume collecting her best stories from a couple of decades is most welcome. Featuring both her award-winning tales and a series of brief but enticing insights into relationships and their cruelty and affection, the dark side of London and the human mind, quirky trips to Paris and Venice, the inevitable war of the sexes, this collection displays Duffy's proteiform talents at their sharpest, with wit and compassion to the fore.
This collection of short stories brings together, for the first time, a selection of Stella Duffy's award-winning writing, as well as some of the numerous stories that have been broadcast on radio and appeared in anthologies over the past 20 years. Many of these books are out of print and the radio broadcasts are unavailable; this collection therefore not only highlights the range and variety of her writing, but also breathes new life into some of her best stories.
Publication date: 05/09/2014
Publisher: Salt Publishing
|Publication date:||5th September 2014|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, Shorter Reads,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Short stories,|
Stella Duffy has written ten novels, five of them are her Saz Martin series published by Serpentâ€™s Tail â€“ Calendar Girl, Wavewalker, Beneath the Blonde, Fresh Flesh and Mouths of Babes. The other five are non-crime novels published by Sceptre â€“ Singling Out The Couples, Eating Cake, Immaculate Conceit; and Virago â€“ State of Happiness and Parallel Lies. State of Happiness was long listed for the 2004 Orange Prize, and is in development with Fiesta Productions and Zentropa for whom she is also writing the screenplay. She was co-editor of the anthology Tart Noir, from which her story Martha Grace won the 2002 ...More About Stella Duffy