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Sunstroke and Other Stories

(2007)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Everyday life crackles with the electricity sparking between men and women, between parents and children, between friends. A son confesses to his mother that he is cheating on his girlfriend; a student falls in love with her lecturer and embarks on an affair with a man in the pub who looks just like him. Young mothers pent-up in childcare dream treacherously of other possibilities; a boy becomes aware of the woman, a guest at his parents' holiday home, who is pressing up too close against him on the beach. A daughter remembers running away from home with her mother; two sisters from a family of nine vow together to grow up free from dreary women's problems. Hidden away inside the present, the past is explosive; the future can open unexpectedly out of any chance encounter; ordinary moments are illuminated with lightning flashes of dread or pleasure. These stories about family life are somehow undomesticated and dangerous.

Genre: General Fiction

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January 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: Sunstroke
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ISBN: 0-09-949925-8 / 978-0-09-949925-1 (UK edition)
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Title: Sunstroke and Other Stories
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ISBN: 0-312-42599-6 / 978-0-312-42599-9 (USA edition)
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Title: Sunstroke and Other Stories
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ISBN: 0-224-07821-6 / 978-0-224-07821-4 (UK edition)
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Title: Sunstroke and Other Stories
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Title: Sunstroke and Other Stories
Author(s): Tessa Hadley
Publisher: Picador
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