The Pier Falls

The Pier Falls

And Other Stories

Book - 2016
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In the prize-winning story "The Gun," a man's life is marked by a single afternoon and a rusty.45; in "The Island," a mythical princess is abandoned on an island in the midst of war; in "The Boys Who Left Home to Learn Fear," a cadre of sheltered aristocrats sets out to find adventure in a foreign land and finds the gravest dangers among themselves. These are but some of the men and women who fill this searingly imaginative and emotionally taut collection of short stories by Mark Haddon, that weaves through time and space to showcase the author's incredible versatility.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, [2016]
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780385540759
0385540752
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 298 pages ; 25 cm

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Dec 19, 2016

This is and is not the same Mark Haddon who may have charmed you with "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time." You will recognize the flawless skill of Haddon's tight prose style, but in this collection of short stories his words prove far sharper, blades that will cut you in ways you do not expect. The stories shine with humanity, but often glare with a relentless sense of isolation.

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