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High Places : Stories (Reprint) (Paperback) (Fiona Mcfarlane)

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Winner of the International Dylan Thomas Prize

“THERE IS IN THESE TALES A RECURRENT ‘FEELING OF QUEASY ANTICIPATION,’ AS ONE OF MCFARLANE’S CHARACTERS OBSERVES, ‘AS IF SOME TERRIBLE THING MIGHT HAPPEN AT ANY MOMENT.’ . . . IT’S A MOOD YOU ASSOCIATE WITH FLANNERY O’CONNOR, EVIDENTLY ONE OF MCFARLANE’S INFLUENCES, AS WELL AS PATRICIA HIGHSMITH.”—THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW (EDITORS’ CHOICE)Ranging from Australia to Greece, England to a Pacific island, the stories in Fiona McFarlane’s story collection The High Places journey across continents, eras, and genres, charting the pivotal moments of people’s lives. In “Mycenae,” a middle-aged couple embarks on a disastrous vacation in the company of old friends. In “Good News for Modern Man,” a scientist conducts research on a small, remote island, where he is haunted by a colossal squid and the ghost of Charles Darwin. And in the title story, an Australian farmer turns to Old Testament methods to relieve a fatal drought. All are confronted with events that make them see themselves and their lives from a fresh perspective—and what they do as a result is as unpredictable as life itself.

Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 280
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Format: Paperback
Publisher: St Martins Pr
Author: Fiona Mcfarlane
Language: English
Street Date: May 9, 2017
TCIN: 51626623
UPC: 9781250131850
Item Number (DPCI): 248-26-5565
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