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  • Published: 15 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9781473521292
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

Sugar And Other Stories




'Antonia Byatt's first collection of stories displays all her talent as a novelist, but spiced with additional friskiness... a bright, sensual prose that seems to paint rather than describe' - Penelope Lively, Evening Standard

It should come as no surprise that short stories by the author of the magical Possession are populated by erudite paranoiacs, witches, changelings, and the ghost of a dead child. A S Byatt's short fictions explore the fragile ties between generations, the dizzying abyss of loss and the elaborate memories we construct against it, resulting in a book that compels us to inhabit other lives and returns us to our own with new knowledge, compassion, and a sense of wonder.

  • Pub date: 15 October 2018
  • ISBN: 9781473521292
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

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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Praise for Sugar And Other Stories

“Superbly observed...spare, concise and clever in the best sense...do not miss this collection”

Robin Lane Fox, Financial Times

“A fascinating mixed bag, unified by the dignified, restrained strenuousness with which their subjects attempt to piece together a life”

William Henry Holmes, Daily Mail

“These stories are the product of a distinctive and powerful imagination...superbly satisfying”

Caroline Moore, Literary Review

“Beautifully crafted, supple and compassionate”

Irish Times


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