Pumping Up Napoleon: And Other Stories

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Seren, 2007 - Fiction - 125 pages
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A collection of 15 short stories with an offbeat take on human relationships, this diverse compilation offers wry, humorous tales about universal themes—such as love, adolescence, death, and art—in settings that range from a realistic homestead to intergalactic space travel. The stories include bizarre and horrific situations that seem commonplace, where the boundaries between the real and the imagined are blurry. Donovan's understated style and well-crafted stories constantly surprise and engage, producing a hugely enjoyable and thought-provoking collection.

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Contents

Pumping Up Napoleon
7
Stroking the Dog
26
The New Adventures of Andromeda
44
Copyright

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Maria Donovan is a lecturer in creative writing at the University of Glamorgan. Her short stories have appeared in Mslexia, the anthology My Cheating Heart, and New Welsh Review.

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