The Stories of Jane Gardam

Jane Gardam (Author)
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Description

"Pure delight . . . One perfect story after another" from the Whitbread Award-winning author of the Old Filth trilogy (The Sunday Telegraph).

From the inimitable Jane Gardam, whose Old Filth trilogy cemented her status as one of England's greatest living novelists, comes a collection of short stories that showcase her subversive wit, gentle humor, and insight into the human condition. Gardam's versatility is on full display, while her sublime grasp of language and powers of observation remain as provocative as ever.

"A formidable collection that is at once outlandish and entirely convincing . . . It is Gardam's gift for the ecstatic, for showing us what a place of wonders is the world and the hearts that dwell in it, that endows this collection with a dangerous and formidable energy, richer and more concentrated than any novel. She gives us miracle heaped upon miracle, and insists that they should each one be handled with care."--The Guardian

"Unexpected appearance of figures from the past drive many of these sly, bighearted tales."--The New York Times

"Readers will feel lucky to have so much good writing in one place."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"Gardam's preference for short stories shows in this extraordinary collection of great writing."--NewPages Book Reviews

"A rich haul from a well of talent."--Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

Price
$18.00
Publisher
Europa Editions
Publish Date
April 05, 2016
Pages
480
Dimensions
5.3 X 1.5 X 8.2 inches | 1.25 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781609453442
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About the Author

Jane Gardam is the only author to have twice been awarded Britain's prestigious Costa (formerly Whitbread) Award for Best Novel. She was also a Booker prize finalist. Her novel The Man in the Wooden Hat was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times book prize and Old Filth was a finalist for the Orange Prize and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She lives in the south of England.

Reviews

""Gardam is the best British writer you've never heard of""
--Maureen Corrigan, NPR

""Jane Gardam is a wonderful writer. Her understanding of character and use of language are both remarkable""
--The Times
Readers will feel lucky to have so much good writing in one place.
"Publishers Weekly" Starred Review
Gardam is the best British writer you ve never heard of.
Maureen Corrigan, "NPR"
Jane Gardam is a wonderful writer. Her understanding of character and use of language are both remarkable
"The Times"

"From the Hardcover edition.""
"Readers will feel lucky to have so much good writing in one place."
--Publishers Weekly Starred Review

"Gardam is the best British writer you've never heard of."
--Maureen Corrigan, NPR

"Jane Gardam is a wonderful writer. Her understanding of character and use of language are both remarkable"
--The Times

From the Hardcover edition.