Leslie Norris' stories are among the hidden treasures of modern short story writing. His fiction is one of epiphany and celebration; it charts the personal discoveries, small and large, which shape the growth of character and the intimate relationships between people. It also explores how nature impinges on the human world. Indeed, in Norris' world objects are almost as important as people, they are richly described catalysts of human action and changed directions. Place and nature - hills, lakes, rivers, towns, animals - have the same weight as the characters who act out their lives against the background of a huge universe. These are stories set in a recognisable world which can slip into the visionary.
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COLLECTED STORIESUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
Collected Stories ($19.95 paperback original; Sept. 1996; 260 pp.; 1-85411-133-7): An omnibus volume that gathers the contents of Welsh storyteller Norris's previous volumes, The Girl from Cardigan ... Read full review
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