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Come the Tide

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In thirteen wistful and haunting stories, Sam Reese traverses the sweeping plains of memory, transforming their hidden landscapes into something familiar. A woman searches for the mysterious place of her birth. An apartment becomes a forest, a bottomless lake a graveyard. A search can return you home again, and a painting can cradle more than just its own history. The tale ...more
Paperback, First, 192 pages
Published June 8th 2019 by Platypus Press
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Jack Messenger
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Come the Tide is a sun-soaked, water-drenched, variegated collection of thirteen short stories that explores the ambiguous psychic implications of the now-you-see-it/now-you-don’t liminal terrain where dry land meets restless water. Ancient myths haunt these tales of oceans and islands, lakes and swimming pools, while bodies of water of all kinds – with their dangers and temptations, promises and secrets – weigh heavily on human protagonists drowning in uncertainty, insecurity and betrayal.
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Marcus Hobson
Apr 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is an excellent collection of thirteen short stories. Trickling through the collection is a theme of water; tides and lakes, rivers and islands. All of the stories are good but one or two have something extra, a wonderful magical quality that lifts them above the others and makes them very special.
The locations of the stories are rarely named but this is a widely travelling collection, with stories set in Sydney and New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Morocco. Some take us back in time to Florence
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"We didn’t expect to find an astonishing equivalent to Annabel Bank’s Exercises In Control so quickly. Maybe, dear reader, have you been confronted with the sad reality fed by most books of that kind: collections of short stories are often rambling collages waiting for better days. That is not the case here."
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