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  • Published: 17 May 2022
  • ISBN: 9780857526823
  • Imprint: Doubleday
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 262
  • RRP: $32.99

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Stories




Sparkling stories from the bestselling and Booker shortlisted author of GREAT CIRCLE. 'Amazing' CURTIS SITTENFELD

BY THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOKER SHORTLISTED AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING GREAT CIRCLE
'Maggie Shipstead combines cinematic scope with a poet's attention to detail' THETIMES
A collection of sparkling award-winning stories from Maggie Shipstead, epic storyteller and astonishing chronicler of the daring and the damaged. Diving into eclectic and vivid settings, from an Olympic village to a deathbed in Paris to a Pacific atoll, and illuminating a cast of unforgettable characters, Shipstead traverses the ordinary and extraordinary with cunning, compassion, and wit.

Meet the tough-talking cowgirl determined to defy gender expectations on a remote ranch in Texas, only to fall into a triangle of unrequited love; a white male novelist who comes to terms with the girlfriend he never had just as his literary debut goes to print; a honeymoon couple's time in the hills of Romania builds into a moment of shattering tragedy. In the title story, a former child actress breaks away from a religious cult, as she narrates with mesmerizing candour a tale of vulnerability, loss, and the surrealism of fame.

Exuding both tenderness and bite, Shipstead exposes our darkest truths in this dazzling collection sealing her reputation as an astonishingly versatile master of fiction.
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'Shipstead is a writer who can vividly summon whatever she chooses, taking the reader deep inside the world she creates' FINANCIAL TIMES

  • Published: 17 May 2022
  • ISBN: 9780857526823
  • Imprint: Doubleday
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 262
  • RRP: $32.99

About the author

Maggie Shipstead

MAGGIE SHIPSTEAD's debut novel SEATING ARRANGEMENTS was a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize and L A Times Book Prize for First Fiction. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Guardian, Conde Nast Traveller,The Best American Short Stories and elsewhere. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writer's Workshop, a former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford and a two- time National Magazine Award finalist for fiction. Her latest novel GREAT CIRCLE has been seven years in the writing and is due to be published around the world. Maggie Shipstead grew up in California and lives in Los Angeles, California.

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