The Man in the Shed: Selected Stories
The Man in the Shed is a haunting collection of stories about family and longing, from the author of the multi-award-winning Mister Pip.
A boy watches his mother hooked and reeled ashore by a fisherman. A couple give up their seats on a bus for lovers soon to be parted. A husband enters a world imagined by his wife and pretends to be the man she loves.
Lloyd Jones's extraordinary tales take conventional family life and tilt it sideways, delivering a memorable blend of the suburban and the surreal.
'Jones takes huge risks in this collection. But each piece crackles with originality, startling images and lucidity....it's what Jones leaves out that takes root in the mind, stays there and reveals even deeper subtleties on rereading.' Listener
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The Man in the ShedUser Review - Thorpe-Bowker and Contributors - Books+Publishing
Lloyd Jones is a masterly writer: lyrical, economical and satisfying in his use of narrative and image. These qualities are well to the fore in the best of this collection of 13 short stories, in ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - adrianburke - LibraryThing
I've read only the opener so far but the style and topic captured my interest. Maybe the fish hook bit was a bit obvious. Read full review
the thing that distresses me the most
the simpsons in russia
where the harleys live
what we normally do on a sunday
going to war for mrs austen
swimming to australia
whos that dancing with my mother?