Award-winning and New York Times Notable author of The Siege and A Spell for Winter, Helen Dunmore encapsulates, in her brilliant story collection Ice Cream, “how a single moment can change the course of a life . . . [the stories are] rich with regret, turmoil, and strained optimism” (Entertainment Weekly).
Witty, stylish and evocative, Ice Cream is Helen Dunmore’s astonishing new collection of stories, the first to be published in the United States. World-class storyteller Helen Dunmore explores friendship, regret and mysterious passions in stories crafted with subtlety, humor and a surprising tenderness. In each taut, agile tale, characters negotiate situations that are often both mundane and bizarre: a cafeteria cook confronts her Polish pen pal; a divorced mother gains insight from a parking meter; a beautiful, thin and famous woman succumbs to the lure of comfort food; a grieving husband says farewell to his wife; a boastful writer is put in his place in spectacular fashion; and in a chilling future, the government ruthlessly regulates conception and childbirth. In several stories a soulful, curious woman named Ulli takes up residence in the reader’s imagination—stumbling across a strangely charismatic collector of religious icons, contemplating a youthful pregnancy, and remembering a troubled lover.
In Ice Cream, Dunmore reveals both her poet’s ear for the concise and piercing potentialities of language and the novelist’s ambition of scope, proving her status as “a master of the shorter form” (The Sunday Telegraph).
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Review: Ice CreamUser Review - maven - Goodreads
A varied collection of short stories, all in a pleasant writing style. I liked some stories better than others, but overall this book was fun to read. Read full review
Review: Ice CreamUser Review - Raquel - Goodreads
Some of these stories were pretty bland and pointless with little emotional resonance. But quite a few were lovely and engaging and moving. Read full review
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Title (Main): Ice cream / Helen Dunmore / reader, Carole Boyd. Publisher: Oxford : ISIS, 2000. Pages, Ills., etc.: 4, sound cassettes, 5 hr, 15 min. ...
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