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Seren, 2008 - Fiction - 250 pages
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Alternating between serious and absurd, these 25 very short stories are written in a variety of styles and often from an unexpected viewpoint, such as that of an old woman, a young man with a missing wife, and a surgeon who becomes a shepherd. A wry, experimental system of color coding—with red for tragic stories, yellow for confessionals, gold for flights of fancy, blood red for laugh-out-loud humor—these stories unfold in a bizarre town somewhere in Wales, where the inhabitants cross paths with each other, miss each other, and weave a weirdly familiar pattern of human existence.

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User Review  - mojacobs - LibraryThing

Short stories about people in Wales. Eros and thanatos in all of them. Some very realistic, others starting of realistic but suddenly turning into farce or fantasy. Always touching, moving, intriguing. Loved the book. Read full review


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Lloyd Jones is the author of Mr. Vogel, which won the2005 McKitterick Prize, and Mr. Cassini, winner of the 2007 Wales Book of the Year Award.

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