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In this book, the first collection from London writer Nina Allan, the full range of her styles is evident. Often using only the tiniest hints of the unusual or otherworldly to colour her narratives, these stories are rooted squarely in both the meticulously observed modern world and the traditions of British Macabre and Slipstream writing. They are subtle and elegantly cra ...more
Hardcover, 244 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Eibonvale Press
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This is a collection of eight short stories which can best be summed up from quoting one of the characters in "Queen South": 'I had read somewhere that it wasn't the story that mattered but the art in the tale.'

Nina is a master of understatement. Her stories are chock full of details and descriptions which often have no bearing on the main thrust of the story, but once the piece has finished make you realise that was where the heart of the tale lay. Whilst SF and horror tropes haunt the peripher
Paulo Brito
After “The Silver Wind” I read the book “A Thread of Truth” also by Nina Allan (both published by Eibonvale Press), and I can’t get this book out of my head; but is normal that the stories by Nina Allan can affect the reader because she was a writing that’s dark, honest, emotional, brutal.

It was difficult to escaped the terrors of being a prisoner of a so well weaved stories, especially the last one – in short an astonishing book.
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