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The not-dead and the saved and other stories

Clanchy, K. (2015) The not-dead and the saved and other stories. Picador, London, UK, pp256. ISBN 9780330535267

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Abstract/Summary

None of us are perfect, in the way we love, age, or view the world. The Not-Dead and the Saved offers us an opportunity for reinvention: of ourselves, those we have lost, and the world in which we live. From a man doomed to spend his life trying to find solutions to cancer; to a new mother haunted by a swaddling, tablet-eating great-aunt; to an intrepid literary agent who travels to the Yorkshire Moors to discover the next big thing, and ends up eating Anne Bronte's rock cakes, we meet a host of characters who are desperately, creatively, and often hilariously trying to evade the underlying truths of their lives. The Not-Dead and the Saved is a cascade, of warm, wise and insightful stories about human nature, frank, funny, and sometimes desolating, but always underpinned by tenderness, and by a faith in enduring bonds of love.

Item Type:Book
Refereed:No
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Language Text and Power
ID Code:80559
Publisher:Picador

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