41 Places - 41 Stories: True Tales from Brighton
Unmadeup, 2007 - Brighton (England) - 96 pages
41 Places:41 Stories is a book of found narratives, true stories picked up on street corners, taxi ranks, pubs, car parks - even in public toilets. Each tale inhabits its own geography: a specific place in the centre of a British seaside town. If the essence of narrative is change, William Shaw distils it here in these tales of love, loss and self-discovery. Brighton is, after all, a place where people have always come to transform themselves.
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Review: 41 Places - 41 Stories: True Tales from BrightonUser Review - Ann - Goodreads
The devil is in the details indeed. The Blue Man at the kebab stand is my favorite of the 41 stories. Read full review
His parents dont have a clue
the sheer nothingyness of her dad
Thats so rude
the bird flutters a little way off and stands looking at them stupidly
Youre like the crocodile in Peter Pan
All the way to Vienna he carries the blooms carefully on his lap
Were going to do it Were going to do it
How much have you had to drink sir?
What happened? You won the lottery?
Even her parents didnt know what to do with Swenas hair
We destroy the myth that all accountants are boring
laughter follows them
They all knew it would be their last night together
Rejoining real life was bewildering
That was the first time he ever slept rough
Some days he goes baconandegging
Where did the thing that made you cry come from?
The other day he found a 1966 American silver dollar on the beach
The Tortoise in the Pocket