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Madame Zero

Madame Zero

Last 9 in stock
ISBN
9780571290024
Published
05/07/2018
9780571290024
Format
Paperback
Price
£8.99
Paperback
192

About the Book

*WINNER OF THE BBC NATIONAL SHORT STORY AWARD 2020*

SHORTLISTED FOR THE EDGE HILL SHORT STORY PRIZE 2018
LONGLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE 2018
WINNER OF THE EAST ANGLIAN BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION
WINNER OF AN O.HENRY PRIZE FOR SHORT FICTION

'A genius.' Jessie Burton

Madame Zero is a remarkable collection of dark, sensuous stories set in sometimes conflicting landscapes – rural, industrial, psychological – all of which are hauntingly resonant with dread. Whether set in an apocalyptic storm, a local swimming pool, or a surgical theatre, Sarah Hall’s celebrated stories inhabit a hinterland between the natural and urban, the mundane and surreal, human and animal.

*WINNER OF THE BBC NATIONAL SHORT STORY AWARD 2020*SHORTLISTED FOR THE EDGE HILL SHORT STORY PRIZE 2018LONGLISTED FOR THE GORDON BURN PRIZE 2018WINNER OF THE EAST ANGLIAN BOOK AWARD FOR FICTIONWINNER OF AN O.HENRY PRIZE FOR SHORT FICTION'A genius.' Jessie BurtonMadame Zero is a remarkable collection of dark, sensuous stories set in sometimes conflicting landscapes – rural, industrial, psychological – all of which are hauntingly resonant with dread. Whether set in an apocalyptic storm, a local swimming pool, or a surgical theatre, Sarah Hall’s celebrated stories inhabit a hinterland between the natural and urban, the mundane and surreal, human and animal.
  • 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’.  

“Astonishing: humane yet otherworldly, disturbing, sexy and strange. The woman is a genius.”
- Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist, Observer Books of the Year
“These stories leave the reader unsettled, thrilled, and changed. This is a marvellous piece of work.”
- Jon McGregor

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