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  • Published: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409020790
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 176

Murderers I Have Known




'Exhilarating' Sunday Telegraph

Like her award- winning novels, Marina Warner's stories conjure up mysteries and wonders in a physical world, treading a delicate, magical line between the natural and the supernatural, between openness and fear. In 'Natural Limits', a bereaved woman, contemplating the massacre of 11,000 virgins, comes to terms with the unimaginable. The title story and 'Canary' search for signs of evil or innocence written on the body. The 'insomniac princess' finds that unheard melodies are indeed sweeter; whereas other stories give voice to the traditionally voiceless- the artist's model, the film double, and, in a grisly reworking of the Brothers Grimm, a girl with bells not on her toes but on her hands. Here are fabulous images of saints and sinners, bats and nightingales, pink flesh and putrefaction in an electrifying new collection.

  • Pub date: 1 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409020790
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 176

About the Author

Marina Warner

Marina Warner spent her early years in Cairo, and was educated at a convent in Berkshire, and then in Brussels and London, before studying modern languages at Oxford. She is an internationally acclaimed cultural historian, critic, novelist and short story writer. Her non-fiction works include The Beast to the Blonde, No Go the Bogeyman, Fantastic Metamorphoses and Stranger Magic, while her fiction includes the novels The Lost Father (shortlisted for the Booker Prize), Indigo and The Leto Bundle, and short story collections including Murderers I Have Known. She lectures widely in Europe, the United States and the Middle East and was appointed CBE in 2008.

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Praise for Murderers I Have Known

“'The stories are all sharp and strange, [this is] a book about now written with a far-sighted and relentless intelligence'”

Guardian

“'Warner writes with the delicacy of a tightrope walker- the result is exhilarating'”

Financial Times


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