Cages and Other Stories

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Lime Tree, 2006 - 124 pages
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A couple attempt to recapture a lost relationship but their memories disintegrate the world about them...A widow tries to understand the brutality of her husband's death...Three soldiers confront the image of man's struggle with his own aggression...A writer finally begins to understand the frailty of words.Often stark, often brutal, often hopeful, these stories find lives falling apart under the strain of entrapment but also celebrate the pleasurable cages that we wilfully and inevitably impose upon ourselves.

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About the author (2006)

Andrew Michael Hurley was born in 1975 in the UK. He is the author of two volumes of short stories Cages and Other Stories and The Unusual Death of Julie Christie and Other Stories. His debut novel is entitled The Lonely. It won a Costa Book Award 2015 in the first novel category. It was also named Book of the Year and Debut Fiction Book of the Year by the British Book Industry Awards 2016. He is also teacher of English literature and creative writing in Lancashire, England.

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