Girl, Balancing & Other Stories

by Helen Dunmore

Modern and Classic Literary Fiction

Girl, Balancing & Other Stories Synopsis

Haunting, uplifting, beautiful: the final work from Helen Dunmore Helen Dunmore passed away in June 2017, leaving behind this remarkable collection of short stories. With her trademark imagination and gift for making history human, she explores the fragile ties between passion, love, family, friendship and grief, often through people facing turning points in their lives: A girl alone, stretching her meagre budget to feed herself, becomes aware that the young man who has come to see her may not be as friendly as he seems. Two women from very different backgrounds enjoy an unusual night out, finding solace in laughter and an unexpected friendship. A young man picks up his infant son and goes outside into a starlit night as he makes a decision that will inform the rest of his life. A woman imprisoned for her religion examines her faith in a seemingly literal and quietly original way. This brilliant collection of Helen Dunmore's short fiction, replete with her penetrating insight into the human condition, is certain to delight and move all her readers.

If you loved this, you might like these...

A Gentleman in Moscow
Death of a She Devil
Deadlier
The Dark Flood Rises

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781786331489
Publication date: 28/06/2018
Publisher: Hutchinson an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781786331489
Publication date: 28th June 2018
Author: Helen Dunmore
Publisher: Hutchinson an imprint of Cornerstone
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 384 pages
Genres: Literary Fiction, Shorter Reads,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Short stories,

About Helen Dunmore

Helen Dunmore was the author of fourteen novels. Her first, Zennor in Darkness, explored the events which led to D H Lawrence’s expulsion from Cornwall (on suspicion of spying) during the First World War. It won the McKitterick Prize. Her third novel, A Spell of Winter, won the inaugural Orange Prize, now the Baileys Prize for Women’s Fiction. Her bestselling novel The Siege, set during the Siege of Leningrad, was described by Antony Beevor as ‘a world-class novel’ and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Novel of the Year and the Orange Prize.Helen Dunmore&...

More About Helen Dunmore

More Books By Helen Dunmore

Cover for Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore
Cover for Inside the Wave by Helen Dunmore
Cover for Birdcage Walk by Helen Dunmore
View All Books By Helen Dunmore

Share this book