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Layers: A Collection of Short Stories

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Eight short stories on the power of the human spirit.

Layers is a debut collection of imaginative short stories celebrating life and the human spirit despite the ever-present spectre of melancholy in our lives today. With their distinctive blend of wit and humour, they light up any underlying darkness.

From the Americas to India, from Africa to Europe, and through a range o
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Published November 12th 2020 by Zuzanne Belec
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Al
Nov 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Layers is a collection of short stories full of flavour and culture with a deep sentimental and nostalgic undertone. I requested this review copy from StoryOrigin because I was drawn to the cover. It looked like a painting, full of ambiguity and intrigue, and I wanted to know what was on the inside. If I'm being honest, it didn't get off to a great start with me. I wasn't connecting with the story or the characters, and I did contemplate putting it down, but due to it being a collection of short ...more
Sue Bavey
Jan 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
Zuzanne Belec is obviously a well-travelled individual and her interest in other cultures and countries shows in her choice of settings and characters for her stories. Each of the eight stories is set in a different country and I enjoyed her rich descriptions of locations and the people we meet in them.

I found these eight stories to be cleverly thought out, witty and very entertaining. Full of interesting characters and snippets of unexpected descriptive detail. When the 'three batty grannies' w
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Beem Weeks
Dec 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Layers: A Collection of Short Stories offers readers a buffet of tales from which to choose. Author Zuzanne Belec has crafted stories filled with originality, intrigue, suspense, and life. Her characters arrive fully formed and breathing, alive with personality that radiates throughout these pages.

Each story is a look inside lives that are both unlike our own and yet very much alike. Though some stories may read slower than others, they are each worthy of a reading.

From the opening story to th
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Oksana
Nov 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is a short story collection that is full of flavour and culture. I was drawn to the cover of this book which is like an intricate painting. The short stories within are just like that, intricate, inspiring with vivid descriptions, and each one is amazing in its own right. This is a strong debut by Zuzanne Belec, and I am looking forward to reading more of her works.
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Zuzanne is a writer, translator and amateur poet, who grew up in Africa. She has two beautiful daughters, and now lives in the heart of Europe with her very patient partner ;o)

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