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  • Published: 3 December 1999
  • ISBN: 9780099273769
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $24.99

Elementals

Stories of Fire and Ice


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In the same delectable format as the MATISSE STORIES and THE DJINN IN THE NIGHTINGALE'S EYE, this new collection deals with betrayal and loyalty, quests and longings, loneliness and passion - the mysterious absences at the heart of hte fullest lives. A scholar pursues an elusive biographer, stumbling upon buried fragments of distant lives; a woman walks out of her previous existence and encounters an ice-blond stranger from a secretive world; a schoolgirl draws a blood-filled picture of jael; a swimming pool reveals a beauteous monster in its depths. The settings range from the heart of Provence in summer to the cold forests of Scandinavia, form chalk-strewn classrooms to herbscented hillsides, from suburban streets to rocky wilds. a marvellous present for all A. S. Byatt fans, this magical collection is also the perfect introduction to one of our finest contemporary writers.

  • Pub date: 3 December 1999
  • ISBN: 9780099273769
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Author

A S Byatt

A.S. Byatt is a novelist, short-story writer and critic of international renown. Her novels include Possession (winner of the Booker Prize 1990), the Frederica Quartet and The Children’s Book, which was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction. She was appointed CBE in 1990 and DBE in 1999, and was awarded the Erasmus Prize 2016 for her ‘inspiring contribution to life writing’ and the Pak Kyongni Prize 2017. In 2018 she received the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award.

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