Sudden Traveller by Sarah Hall


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‘No one writes stories the way Hall does and quite possibly no one ever will. Astonishing miraculous a gift.’ Daisy Johnson WINNER OF THE BBC NATIONAL SHORT STORY AWARD WINNER OF AN O.HENRY PRIZE FOR SHORT FICTION The seven stories of Sudden Traveller immerse us anew in one of the most distinctive literary imaginations. In Turkish forests or rain-drenched Cumbrian villages characters walk drive dream and fly trying to reconcile themselves with their journey through life and death. A woman fitted with life-changing technology returns to the site of her strongest memories; a man repatriated in the near east hears the name of an old love called and must unpack history’s suitcase; and from the new world-waves of female anger and resistance a mythical creature evolves. Radical charged with a transformative creative power each of these stories opens channels in the human mind and spirit as Sarah Hall once more invites the reader to stand at the very edge of our possible selves. ‘Hall’s stories are extraordinary. Magical. I never know where the next one will take me but I know it will be unexpected memorable and built from language that crackles with energy.’ Chris Power Praise for Madame Zero: ‘So fearsomely excellent it almost hurt to read. Truly the best collection I’ve come across in a decade.’ Wells Tower ‘These stories leave the reader unsettled thrilled and changed … Marvellous.’ Jon McGregor ‘I can’t praise it highly enough.’ David Mitchell ‘Astonishing: humane yet otherworldly disturbing sexy and strange. The woman is a genius.’ Jessie Burton ‘Hall’s stories are vixen-shaped: urban and rural feral and natural female and stinky beautiful and tough … Exceptional compelling frightening and authentic.’ Guardian ‘Stunning … Each of these brilliant stories is a leap into a dark mysterious void that ultimately reveals glittering terrors therein.’ Independent ‘An edgy sensuous and immediate writer of striking power and grace.’ Sunday Times

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Weight 258 g
Dimensions 216 × 135 × 10 mm
Attribute Value 1