I Could Ride All Day In My Cool Blue Train

Peter Hobbs
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ISBN 9780571217175 Format Paperback
Published 02/02/2006 Length 320 pages

About Book

Following the spectacular critical success of Peter Hobbs' debut novel, here is a wonderful collection of comic, heartfelt, grotesque, other-worldly and fantastical stories.

In I Could Ride All Day In My Cool Blue Train Peter Hobbs drags the British short story into the 21st century. A divorced mother in Florida reflects on the life that is slipping away from her. A young zoologist sees the world from the business end of his zebras. A writer, marooned in a watery dystopia and charged with entertaining an unruly mob, pays the consequences for his (in)sensitive choice of material. And Pythagoras explains just what exactly was his problem with triangles.

Linked and distinct in its use of recurring 'Dream' stories as a leitmotif, I Could Ride All Day In My Cool Blue Train reveals a writer of enormous range and virtuoso ability.

  • About Peter Hobbs

    Peter Hobbs grew up in Cornwall and Yorkshire, and lives in London. His debut novel, The Short Day Dying, was published by Faber in 2005. It was shortlisted for the Whitbread First Novel Award, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and won a Betty Trask Prize. It was also shortlisted for the 2007 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. A collection of stories, I Could Ride All Day In My Cool Blue Train, was published in 2006.

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