The Man in the Shed: Selected Stories (Google eBook)
The Man in the Shed is a haunting collection of stories about family and longing, from the author of the multi-award-winning Mister Pip.
A boy watches his mother hooked and reeled ashore by a fisherman. A couple give up their seats on a bus for lovers soon to be parted. A husband enters a world imagined by his wife and pretends to be the man she loves.
Lloyd Jones's extraordinary tales take conventional family life and tilt it sideways, delivering a memorable blend of the suburban and the surreal.
'Jones takes huge risks in this collection. But each piece crackles with originality, startling images and lucidityÖ.it's what Jones leaves out that takes root in the mind, stays there and reveals even deeper subtleties on rereading.' Listener
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Review: The Man in the ShedUser Review - Fran - Goodreads
I bought this book because I LOVED Lloyd Jones's Mister Pip and I was eager to read his short stories. His terse and economic style comes through here. There is some humour and some powerful ... Read full review
Review: The Man in the ShedUser Review - Patricia - Goodreads
These short stories are set in NZ and Australia. Some have just enough information to keep you guessing and wondering about the outcome. Read full review
the thing that distresses me the most
the simpsons in russia
where the harleys live
what we normally do on a sunday
going to war for mrs austen
swimming to australia
whos that dancing with my mother?