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A Short Stay In Purgatory
About the book
  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446479056
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 128

A Short Stay In Purgatory




Falling somewhere between the wild joy of heaven and the misery of hell, purgatory is one bittersweet state you'll never forget.

Twelve snapshots of teenage trauma ranging from heavy drama to surreal comedy. A devout youth relives the killings of his violent stepfather, a runaway has a traumatic encounter on a motorway, an afternoon at the beach brings heartbreak to a secret admirer, a couple's night of passion is cruelly frustrated by. . . wind. Ranging in mood from high comedy to deep pathos, Alan Durant's intense short stories capture the sweet delight and bitter misery of hormone-charged youth. . . .

  • Pub date: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446479056
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 128

About the Author

Alan Durant

Alan Durant is the author of books for a wide age-range, from picture books such as Burger Boy, Angus Rides the Goods Train and Always and Forever to top-end teenage thrillers (Blood, Flesh and Bones). Having worked as a copywriter at Walker Books, he is now a full-time author.

He's married, with three children and lives in Brighton. He does a lot of school visits throughout the UK and abroad and also runs writing workshops.

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Praise for A Short Stay In Purgatory

“Durant's vivid, simple language brings to life a range of poignant and beautiful experiences”

The Independent

“These direct, strong stories held my attention completely”

TES


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