In Another Country
By David Constantine
This selection of David Constantine'?s best short fiction, named among Kirkus Reviews? Best Story Collections of 2015, spans the author's remarkable 30-year career. Known for their pristine emotional clarity, their spare but intensely evocative dialogue, and their fearless exposures ... Read more
This selection of David Constantine'?s best short fiction, named among Kirkus Reviews? Best Story Collections of 2015, spans the author's remarkable 30-year career. Known for their pristine emotional clarity, their spare but intensely evocative dialogue, and their fearless exposures of the heart in moments of defiance, change, resistance, flight, isolation, and redemption, these stories demonstrate Constantine's timeless appeal. Now completely sold out of its hardcover run, this attractively priced paperback edition will appeal to every lover of great literature.
David Constantine is an award-winning short story writer, poet and translator. His collections of poetry include The Pelt of Wasps, Something for the Ghosts (shortlisted for the Whitbread Poetry Prize), Nine Fathom Deep, and Elder. He is the author of one novel, Davies, and has published four collections of short stories in the UK, including the winner of the 2013 Frank O?Connor Award, Tea at the Midland and Other Stories. He lives in Oxford, where until 2012 he edited Modern Poetry in Translation with his wife Helen.
Praise for In Another Country
"Revelatory."—THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
"Constantine's stories ache with concern for the retreating, vulnerable, sacred natural world."—NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW (EDITORS' CHOICE)
"[Constantine] has a remarkable ear for both poetic and common prose."—TORONTO STAR
"The diverse characters [of In Another Country] include ex-monks, shamed canons, prostitutes, squatters, successful businessmen, and university professors, but a common thread of silent suffering and dignity ties them all together ... A brilliant selection."—PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, STARRED REVIEW
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