Ellipsis #1

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Comma Press, 2005 - Fiction - 176 pages
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This short story collection features three authors who each contribute half a dozen stories that are linked by their shared setting. Jean Sprackland follows characters clinging to lost dreams and obsessions amid the dunes and fairgrounds of Southport. Set in the derelict rooms and vandalized stairwells of a tower block in south Manchester, Tim Cooke's stories draw intricate spirals around the claustrophobic lives of those who occupy them. Sean O'Brien's voices are also those of lost souls that actively seek their own dereliction, staggering between the vaulted libraries and nocturnal drinking dens of Tyneside.

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Sean O'Brien is a poet and playwright and critic. His work includes The Ghost Train (1995) (winner of the Forward Prize for poetry); HMS Glasshouse and The Deregulated Muse. His play Laughter When We're Dead was performed at Newcastle Live Theatre in 1999 to great acclaim.

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