Anthropology: And a Hundred Other Stories

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Canongate Books, May 5, 2005 - Fiction - 128 pages
6 Reviews
101 stories, all about girlfriends. They cheat, they die, they leave, frequently . . . The funny stories are all the funnier for being brief; the sad ones all the sadder for being sparse. Every one 20-second gem.' Maxim
 

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User Review  - nosajeel - LibraryThing

One hundred one short stories, each one hundred one words long, all in the first person with a narrator and his girlfriend. Collectively they amount to an anthropology of modern relationships ... Read full review

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User Review  - tatterd - LibraryThing

I always think of this as the book to read when you're breaking up with someone (or they're breaking up with you). It somehow makes it hurt a little less. Yes the stories are about love but with the ... Read full review

Contents

Anthropology
1
Bulletin
7
Crying
13
Expecting
19
Flowers
25
History
32
Jam
38
Leaving
44
Naked
56
Paint
62
Proust
69
Saving
75
Special
81
Sushi
87
Travel
93
Volcano
99

Me
50

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Dan Rhodes was born in 1972. He is the author of six other books: Anthropology, Don't Tell Me the Truth About Love, Timoleon Vieta Come Home, Gold, Little Hands Clapping and, writing as Danuta de Rhodes, The Little White Car. In 2003 he was named by Granta magazine as one of their Twenty Best of Young British Novelists and in 2010 by the Daily Telegraph as one of their Best British Novelists Under Forty. He is the winner of many awards including the Author's Club First Novel Award and the E.M. Forster Award. He lives in Derbyshire.

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