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Furnace

3.65  ·  Rating Details ·  20 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
An outstanding collection of contemporary short stories from a unique and virtuoso new voice, combining the fearlessness of Raymond Carver and subtlety of William Trevor with the unflinching vision of Paul Bowles

In evading an ingratiating unofficial guide, a hapless backpacker seals his fate. A woman undertakes a pilgrimage to where her boyfriend died with another girl. A
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Paperback, 166 pages
Published February 2012 by Freight Books
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Alan
Mar 22, 2013 Alan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: short-stories, 2013
probably 5 stars are too many for this book, as it has a couple of stories I didn't rate/get. However the writer really knocked me out in others, really painful, puzzled stories full of crisp images and dull lives. Often the thing the story was (seemed to be) about doesn't happen.In one for example a boy gets ready to go to a funeral, but as the character waits for a bus to take him there an incident occurs, involving a strange woman who has been in an accident and asks him to feel the wounds on ...more
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Jan 20, 2017 Alasdair Martin rated it really liked it
Surely not my usual pick of books but I can honestly say that it was a thoroughly enjoyable collection of short stories, although I think the title is slightly misleading. Intensity and heat are surely a common thread to the stories, but more commonly is the extraordinary way in which seemingly ordinary events are laid out for the reader.

I get the impression from these stories that Price could take any average day from any average life and turn it into an intriguing and engrossing short, because
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Andrew
Dec 17, 2012 Andrew rated it really liked it
Very strong first collection but I think Wayne Price will get better... and what a writer that may be.
Kim
Apr 02, 2013 Kim rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-read
Intriguing collection of well-written short stories, really enjoyed them.
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Jan 29, 2016 Dickson Telfer rated it really liked it
Apart from one story, which I found to be flat (hence 4 rather than 5 stars), this is an excellent collection. Price makes every word count. Recommended.
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