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Love Stories for Hectic People

by Catherine McNamara

Modern and Contemporary Fiction Relationship Stories Shorter Reads Adult fiction Literary Fiction

LoveReading Expert Review of Love Stories for Hectic People

‘Love Stories for Hectic People’ is a collection of short stories exploring aspects of love that aren’t necessarily the ones that are focused on most often, the sides that aren’t “happy ever after”. 

Each flash fiction piece is distinct and the collection can be read from cover to cover or picked up and enjoyed in whichever order takes your fancy. The author’s writing helps to create an entire world in a few deceptively simple stories, each one felt thought through and complete to me, with the reader left at the end pondering about next steps and unspoken meaning. The perfect way to be left after a flash fiction piece in my opinion.

Covering a number of aspects of relationships and sex, from the joy of it to deeper and darker issues of affairs, abortions and miscarriage. I highlight this to demonstrate the variety within these stories (as I’ve said, each have their own unique tale, setting and atmosphere) and also to mention in case any potential reader is sensitive to a particular topic. 

Quick to read through with plenty to come back to and contemplate, I think that this is a great collection of flash fiction.

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Love Stories for Hectic People Synopsis

Shortlisted for the Saboteur Awards in the Best Short Story Collection category.

The thirty-three flash fictions of Love Stories for Hectic People explore the alignment of beings that is love. There is love that is vulgar, love that knows no reason; there is love that cradles the act of living, love that springs through the cracks; love that is slaughtered. These tales take place from Italy to Ghana to Greece and London and Tokyo, in grainy cities and muted hotel rooms; there is a Mafia murder, an ambulance rescue worker and a woman whose husband falls off a mountain. There is unchaste attraction and slippery, nuanced love; police violence and porn, and fishing too.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781916111547
Publication date: 1st March 2021
Author: Catherine McNamara
Publisher: Reflex Press
Format: Paperback
Primary Genre Indie Author Books
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