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She-Clown, and other stories

by Hannah Vincent

Modern and Contemporary Fiction Shorter Reads

LoveReading View on She-Clown, and other stories

Quirky, provocative, and fabulous, these short stories highlight everyday normality and yet firmly shake the roots of your thoughts.  Hannah Vincent is a novelist and playwright, I first came across her writing in 2014 when I read Alarm Girl, which I can still clearly remember (bearing in mind just how many books I read, it shows you how powerful her writing is). Although these short stories might leave you with more questions than answers they are actually perfectly formed. Sweary, occasionally shouty, definitely challenging, the mundane is examined, and experienced in a completely different way. She-Clown and Other Stories is a really interesting and decidedly different collection of 16 stories that I can wholeheartedly recommend.

Liz Robinson

She-Clown, and other stories Synopsis

These fierce and funny feminist stories shine with everyday heroines at work and at play. Ordinary lives are transformed as women try to be themselves while clowning around for others.

Captured in familiar situations as well as in flights of fancy, the women in these stories are engaged in acts of self-preservation: they are exhilarated to discover the joy and surprise of other women’s company, they make bold sexual choices, they go on a night-time excursions; as grandmothers, they give their grandchildren unsuitable presents.

In one story, a young woman and her mother harness their creativity to express their horror at the world around them. In another, a teenage mother struggles with her feelings for the father of her child. One of the tales follows a woman who experiences the freedom of the workplace while another shows how imprisoning it can be.

Compassionate, unexpected, and full of small triumphs in the face of adversity, this collection establishes Hannah Vincent as one of the freshest voices in contemporary fiction.

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ISBN: 9781912408382
Publication date: 26/03/2020
Publisher: Myriad Editions
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781912408399
Publication date: 26/03/2020
Publisher: Myriad Editions
Format: Ebook

Book Information

ISBN: 9781912408382
Publication date: 26th March 2020
Author: Hannah Vincent
Publisher: Myriad Editions
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 176 pages
Genres: Modern and Contemporary Fiction, Shorter Reads,
Collections: 40+ Quirky Novels - a little different and totally fabulous.,
Categories: Short stories, Family & relationships, Psychology of gender,

About Hannah Vincent

Hannah Vincent began her writing life as a playwright after studying drama at the University of East Anglia. Her plays include The Burrow, Throwing Stones (Royal Court Theatre) and Hang (National Theatre Studio). She joined the BBC as a television script editor, working on classic adaptations as well as original drama serials from 1996 - 2001. She now teaches Creative Writing for the Open University. She completed the MA in Creative Writing at Kingston University London in 2012 and is currently studying for her PhD at the University of Sussex. Alarm Girl is Hannah's first novel, an extract from which was shortlisted for ...

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