Lying Together

Lying Together From the author of Girl in a Blue Dress longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in comes a collection of stories on the problems secrets and lies that effect every relationshipDrawing on the experi

  • Title: Lying Together
  • Author: Gaynor Arnold
  • ISBN: 9781906994112
  • Page: 255
  • Format: Paperback
  • From the author of Girl in a Blue Dress longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2008 comes a collection of stories on the problems, secrets, and lies that effect every relationshipDrawing on the experiences of people as they struggle with the day to day issues, prize listed author Gaynor Arnold explores relationships in unflinching detail but with a light romance and ironicFrom the author of Girl in a Blue Dress longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2008 comes a collection of stories on the problems, secrets, and lies that effect every relationshipDrawing on the experiences of people as they struggle with the day to day issues, prize listed author Gaynor Arnold explores relationships in unflinching detail but with a light romance and ironic observation of character, with humor and hope as well as sadness Bringing the problematic lives of her lively cast of characters an unparalleled level of empathy and insight, story lines include a wartime waitress attracted to a mysterious customer, admiring his skin and studious ways, but wonders why he is not in uniform Two volatile drinkers form an unlikely partnership to escape a secure institution A teenage girl is dominated by her strident mother, whom she nicknames The Mouth and who drives her out of the family home A dance teacher is unexpectedly remembered by a journalist admirer A commuter buying flowers for his wife is waylaid by a voice from his past With a sharp understanding of social issues and skill with the short story form, the literary tact involved in these engaging reads merit comparison with Carol Shields and Alice Munro.

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    1. I'm saying that this book is 'to-read', but in fact I have read most of the stories within over the years because Gaynor is in my writer's group. The book is launched on Feb 2nd. I am going to be hopelessly biased when I review it because not only is she a fellow group member but we have been good friends for over twenty years. I missed the launch due to illness. Still I'll see Gaynor this week and get her to sign it.It was great to read these stories again and get more out of them. Gaynor's sty [...]

    2. I was really impressed by Gaynor Arnold's debut novel; The Girl In The Blue Dress, it was one of my favourite reads of 2008 and was longlisted for both the Orange Prize and the Man Booker Prize.Lying Together is Arnold's collection of short stories, and published by Tindal Street Press in 2011. I was very curious to discover if her short stories would compare with the brilliance of the full-length novel.This is a collection of stories based on broken relationships, and broken people. Gaynor Arno [...]

    3. Collection of 15 short stories by the author of "Girl in a blue dress". These are quite different from that in that there is no historical setting or context - these stories are mainly about broken relationships, and some of them perhaps influences by the author's profession of social worker. I think some of them may have been broadcast as I am sure one or two are already familiar. Mixed, of course as in any collection some stories are going to appeal more than others: several leave you at the p [...]

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