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  • Published: 17 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448129287
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 44

Father, Father (Storycuts)


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A moving and thought-provoking meditation on grief and family.

Two sisters are distressed and disturbed by their father's display of 'desperate, choking, terrified devotion' to their mother as she lies dying in her bed. Time begins to heal the wounds inflicted by the loss, yet the sisters fear that their father may never recover. But as the ghost of his grief finally begins to relinquish its hold over the family home, the sisters are surprised to find that it is they who are totally unprepared for their father's first steps into an unforeseen future.

Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was previously published in the collection The Boy Who Taught the Beekeeper to Read

  • Pub date: 17 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9781448129287
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 44

About the Author

Susan Hill

Susan Hill has been a professional writer for over fifty years. Her books have won awards and prizes including the Whitbread, the John Llewellyn Rhys and the Somerset Maugham, and have been shortlisted for the Booker. She was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Honours. Her novels include Strange Meeting, I’m the King of the Castle, In the Springtime of the Year and A Kind Man. She has also published autobiographical works and collections of short stories as well as the Simon Serrailler series of crime novels. The play of her ghost story The Woman in Black has been running in London’s West End since 1988. She has two adult daughters and lives in North Norfolk.

www.susanhill.org.uk

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