Seven Tales of Sex and Death

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Picador, 2004 - Sex - 240 pages
2 Reviews

This collection of interwoven stories is a gripping, haunting read, with an edgy tone reminiscent of Edgar Allen Poe at his most dazzling and thought-provoking. Its dark, disquieting images linger long after the book itself is finished.

'Duncker is a mistress of suspense . . . a writer of fascinating versatility. Her preoccupations - sex, power, obsession, archaeology, perversion, revenge, food - are always consuming, never prosaic. Seven Tales of Sex and Death is a febrile, fascinating, disquieting read. It asserts itself for what it is: serious stuff, to be read in one gulp and then mulled over for days' MAGGIE O'FARRELL, Independent

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User Review  - Tammy Lu - Goodreads

not nearly enough sex nor death. Read full review

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User Review  - Alan - Goodreads

one or two excellent stories here, one or two not so.. Read full review

About the author (2004)

Patricia Duncker is the author of three novels, Hallucinating Foucault (1996), James Miranda Barry (1999), and The Deadly Space Between (2002), and a collection of short fiction, Monsieur Shoushana’s Lemon Trees (1997), all available from Picador. She has also published a collection of essays on writing and contemporary literature, Writing on the Wall (2002). She is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia.

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