The Beautiful Indifference
An absorbing and exquisitely well-crafted sequence of short stories from Booker shortlisted Sarah Hall, one of the most gifted writers of literary fiction to have emerged in the new century.
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The Beautiful Indifference is a collection of intensely erotic and disarming tales, which span centuries, contemporary life and the future, and evoke landscapes as diverse as London’s metropolis and lake Vuotjrvi in the Finnish wilderness.
A woman who chooses not save her drowning lover. A frustrated housewife who arranges an appointment with the mysterious ‘Agency’. A girl enamoured with a notorious Cumbrian horse-breeding family who innocently unleashes their wrath. Each story rotates on an axis of survivalism – natural and medical, physical and sexual – so that wolves and humans alike are exposed and hunted across the pages, then hung like elegant trophies.
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