Hieroglyphics: and other stories
From the author of the Orange Prize short-listed novel Buddha Da, this beautiful collection - charming, witty and touching - gives voice to a variety of different characters: from the little girl who wants to look 'subtle' for her father's funeral, a child who has an email pen pal on Jupiter and an old lady who becomes a star through 'zimmerobics'. Often writing in a vibrant Glaswegian vernacular, Conovan deftly gives her characters authenticity with a searing power, aided and abetted by tender subtlety.
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Review: Hieroglyphics and Other StoriesUser Review - Goodreads
another writer appearing at the Lancaster Literary festival Great Short Fiction day, and someone I'd been meaning to read since I saw Abailart's review I liked these stories a lot, nearly as good as ...
Review: Hieroglyphics and Other StoriesUser Review - Abailart - Goodreads
What goes around comes around. I lent Buddha Da to a friend last year; she was enthralled and has just lent me this collection of short stories. Like all good short stories these are in at the middle ... Read full review