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Sex & Death

Peter Hobbs

A collection of short stories edited by Sarah Hall and Peter Hobbs featuring Ali Smith, Ben Marcus and Kevin Barry

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How we come in, and how we go out, sex and death: these are the governing drives, our two greatest themes.

In this provocative and haunting collection of short stories, acclaimed writers probe the nature of, and connection between two of the most powerful, exhilarating and terrifying forces that define and shape the human experience: sex and death.

Critic Reviews

These twenty stories grapple with the meaning of life in myriad heartfelt ways, combining to create a challenging yet life-affirming read. Curl up on the sofa and indulge yourself.

Daily Mail
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A diverse and high-calibre mix of writers from around the world . . . These original and insightful stories extend far beyond the physical acts of sex and death; moving, witty and confounding, they are deeply revealing of the absurdities, dangers and consequences of desire.

Sydney Morning Herald
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An exceptional collection.

The Lady
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Diverse, challenging and quite sexy, an anthology to be savoured.

Post magazine

Peter Hobbs is the author of two novels, The Short Day Dying and In The Orchard, The Swallows, as well as a collection of short stories, I Could Ride All Day in My Cool Blue Train. His work has won a Betty Trask Award, and been shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the John Lewellyn Rhys Prize and…

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