The Loudest Sound and Nothing

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ISBN 9780571241064 Format Paperback
9780571241064
Paperback
Published 21/08/2008 Length 240 pages
240

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One summer Theresa drowns a wasps' nest in Mr Mordecai's back garden and ends up making a much more sinister discovery. A young mother, Lella, is terrified by a sudden spate of disappearing newborns, and tries desperately to protect her baby by never letting her out of her sight. A couple who meet for the first time at a party soon find that their carefree encounter is not as untainted as it first appears. Extraordinarily compelling, incredibly skilled and pitch perfect in tone, these stories reveal Clare Wigfall to be a writer of enormous talent.
One summer Theresa drowns a wasps' nest in Mr Mordecai's back garden and ends up making a much more sinister discovery. A young mother, Lella, is terrified by a sudden spate of disappearing newborns, and tries desperately to protect her baby by never letting her out of her sight. A couple who meet for the first time at a party soon find that their carefree encounter is not as untainted as it first appears. Extraordinarily compelling, incredibly skilled and pitch perfect in tone, these stories reveal Clare Wigfall to be a writer of enormous talent.
  • About Clare Wigfall

    Clare's debut collection of short stories The Loudest Sound and Nothing was published in 2007 to critical acclaim.

    In 2008 she won the internationally renowned BBC National Short Story Award for 'The Numbers', one of the stories from her collection.

    She currently lives in Berlin.

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