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Tallest Stories

(2013)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Welcome to The Tallest Story, the second most grandiose pub in the world - always at least one narrow alley and three imaginary corners away from the Cardiff waterfront - a pub that lies in another dimension, somewhere between dawn and sunrise and adjacent to both infinity and eternity - where the floor is not made out of toenails, but out of all the words that are spoken for no good reason. A place where the only currency that matters is stories...

If every tale told in a tavern is a tall story, then what happens when the entire universe becomes a tavern? It means that every story ever told is tall and therefore untrue, and this includes the true tales. They are all lies. But a lie is a concept only possible because it can be contrasted with truth: without its opposite concept it makes no sense at all. This implies one of two unlikely things, (a) the universe is not really a tavern, (b) there are other universes beyond this one where true stories exist. If you ever learn which is the correct answer to this riddle please let me know.

60 linked stories, 18 years in the making - this is probably Rhys Hughes' most important book to date.

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

February 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: Tallest Stories
Author(s): Rhys Hughes
ISBN: 1-908125-15-2 / 978-1-908125-15-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Eibonvale Press
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Paperback Editions

March 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Tallest Stories (Paperback)
Author(s): Rhys Hughes
ISBN: 1-908125-16-0 / 978-1-908125-16-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Eibonvale Press
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Kindle Editions

February 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Tallest Stories
Author(s): Rhys Hughes
Publisher: Gloomy Seahorse Press / Eibonvale Press
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