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Madame Zero

Madame Zero

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ISBN
9780571290017
Published
06/07/2017
9780571290017
Format
Paperback
Price
£12.99
Paperback
192

About the Book

A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017
A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017
FEATURED IN THE GUARDIAN'S BEST FICTION OF 2017
WINNER OF THE 2018 EDGE HILL READERS' CHOICE AWARD
WINNER OF THE EAST ANGLIAN BOOK AWARD

She is running and becoming smaller, running and becoming smaller, running in the light of the reddening sun, the red of her hair and her coat falling, the red of her fur and her body loosening. Running. Holding behind her a sudden, brazen object, white-tipped. Her yellow scarf trails in the briar. All vestiges shed.

Sarah Hall is an exquisite chronicler of landscapes - rural, industrial, psychological - and these haunting stories reveal a writer at the peak of her powers. Rich in the mythic symbolism of wilderness and wasteland, these tales blur the natural and urban, mundane and surreal, human and animal. Written in Hall’s lyrical prose, this uncannily disturbing collection glitters with poetic and erotic imagery. Marked by a fascination with the intimacy of nature - and the nature of intimacy - Madame Zero is a stunning new collection from an author twice nominated for the Booker Prize.

A SUNDAY TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017A GUARDIAN BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017 FEATURED IN THE GUARDIAN'S BEST FICTION OF 2017WINNER OF THE 2018 EDGE HILL READERS' CHOICE AWARDWINNER OF THE EAST ANGLIAN BOOK AWARDShe is running and becoming smaller, running and becoming smaller, running in the light of the reddening sun, the red of her hair and her coat falling, the red of her fur and her body loosening. Running. Holding behind her a sudden, brazen object, white-tipped. Her yellow scarf trails in the briar. All vestiges shed.Sarah Hall is an exquisite chronicler of landscapes - rural, industrial, psychological - and these haunting stories reveal a writer at the peak of her powers. Rich in the mythic symbolism of wilderness and wasteland, these tales blur the natural and urban, mundane and surreal, human and animal. Written in Hall’s lyrical prose, this uncannily disturbing collection glitters with poetic and erotic imagery. Marked by a fascination with the intimacy of nature - and the nature of intimacy - Madame Zero is a stunning new collection from an author twice nominated for the Booker Prize.
  • Sarah Hall

    Sarah Hall was born in Cumbria in 1974. Twice nominated for the Man Booker Prize, she is the award-winning author of five novels and three short-story collections – The Beautiful Indifference, which won the Edge Hill and Portico prizes, Madame Zero, shortlisted for the Edge Hill Prize and winner of the East Anglian Book Award, and Sudden Traveller (2019). She is currently the only author to be three times shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award, which she won in 2013 with ‘Mrs Fox’.  

“I can't praise [it] highly enough.”
- David Mitchell
“Madame Zero is astonishing: humane yet otherworldly, disturbing, sexy and strange. The woman is a genius.”
- Jessie Burton, Guardian Books of the Year 2017

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