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Sudden Traveller

Sarah Hall

The new story collection from one of our most celebrated masters of the form, Sarah Hall.

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ISBN
9780571345069
Date Published
05.11.2019
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Summary

*WINNER OF THE BBC NATIONAL SHORT STORY AWARD 2020*

SHORTLISTED FOR THE EDGE HILL SHORT STORY PRIZE
SHORTLISTED FOR THE JAMES TAIT BLACK MEMORIAL PRIZE

A Guardian, Financial Times and Irish Times Book of the Year

‘The queen of dark short fiction.’ Guardian

‘Astonishing, miraculous, a gift.’ Daisy Johnson

‘The best short story writer in Britain.’ Spectator

In Turkish forests or rain-drenched Cumbrian villages, characters walk, drive, dream and fly, trying to reconcile themselves with their journey through life and death. Radical, charged with a transformative, elemental power, each of these stories invites us to stand at the very edge of our possible selves.

Includes the story ‘The Grotesques’, winner of the BBC Short Story Award, 2020.

Critic Reviews

No one writes stories the way Sarah Hall does and quite possibly no one ever will. Astonishing, miraculous, a gift.

Daisy Johnson
Critic Reviews

Hall's stories are extraordinary. Magical. I never know where the next one will take me, but I know it will be unexpected, memorable, and built from language that crackles with energy.

Chris Power
Critic Reviews

‘The third collection from one of the finest writers of short stories in English spans grief, parenthood and women’s agency. The seven tales here, wrote the FT’s reviewer, “prod the polarities between civility and animal instinct” and reward rereading.’

Financial Times Best Books of 2019 (Fiction)
SarahHall

Sarah Hall was born in Cumbria. Twice nominated for the Man Booker Prize, she is the award-winning author of six novels and three short-story collections: The Beautiful Indifference, which won the Edge Hill and Portico prizes, Madame Zero, winner of the East Anglian Book Award, and Sudden Traveller, shortlisted for the James Tait Black Prize for Fiction. She is currently…

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