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You Have 24 Hours to Love Us

4.11  ·  Rating Details ·  9 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
‘A remarkably successful short story writer, the best I’ve read for a long, long time’ – Time Out

Arriving at a nondescript suburban house, a middle-aged man is met by a new wife, a new past, and a memory he cannot surrender…

A chance liaison outside Covent Garden tube station leads to a cruel game of make-believe…

A chicken farmer on a remote mountainside is alarmed to learn
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Published October 18th 2012 by Comma Press (first published October 9th 2012)
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Tim Love
Apr 17, 2016 Tim Love rated it really liked it
Identity is a key theme - "Witness Protection" is the title of the first story. Details of domestic settings are enmeshed in the tension of first encounters -

There was a piano in the living room, with a row of framed photographs along the top. The piano itself was plain, unadorned - a functional box, not an item of furniture. On the rack, there was an open score: scrofulous gothic blots, slashing lines and elongated arrowheads scarred the creamy paper.
He said, 'Do you play?'
She handed him a mug
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Janet Swinney
May 28, 2014 Janet Swinney rated it really liked it
A remarkably diverse selecton of short stories. Still wondering how the author managed to gain insight into some of the situations that feature here. For example, there's a story set in a leper colony which would be a challenge for anyone's imagination. A taut literary style, nothing superfluous. I am still pondering some of the stories weeks after reading. Thing is, the ones that bother me are not necessarily the ones I would have expected. A tribute to the writer's skill, I would say.
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