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Back Talk

(2018)
A collection of stories by

 
 
'Beautifully crafted' New York Times

'The best collection I've read in years, from a phenomenal new talent' Celeste Ng

From an award-winning writer, a stunning collection of stories about women's unexpressed desires and needs, and the unexpected ways they resurface.

In 'Floor Plans', a woman at the end of her marriage tests her power when she inadvertently befriends the neighbor trying to buy her apartment. In 'Appetite', a sixteen-year old grieving her mother's death experiences first love and questions how much more heartbreak she and her family can endure. In 'Dinosaurs', a recent widower and a young babysitter help each other navigate how much they have to give -and how much they can take - from the people around them.

Through stories that are at once empathetic and unexpected, these women and girls defiantly push the boundaries between selfishness and self-possession. With a fresh voice and bold honesty, Back Talk examines how narrowly our culture allows women to express their desires.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"The best collection I've read in years, from a phenomenal new talent." - Celeste Ng


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Paperback Editions

May 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Back Talk
Author(s): Danielle Lazarin
ISBN: 0-349-13462-6 / 978-0-349-13462-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Blackfriars
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February 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Back Talk: Stories
Author(s): Danielle Lazarin
ISBN: 0-14-313147-8 / 978-0-14-313147-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Random House USA
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Audio Editions

February 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: Back Talk: Stories
Author(s): Danielle Lazarin
ISBN: 1-977305-05-9 / 978-1-977305-05-3
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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February 2018 : Audio CD
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Title: Back Talk: Stories
Author(s): Danielle Lazarin
ISBN: 1-977355-05-6 / 978-1-977355-05-8
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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February 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Back Talk: Stories
Author(s): Danielle Lazarin
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

February 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Back Talk
Author(s): Danielle Lazarin
Publisher: Blackfriars
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


February 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Back Talk: Stories
Author(s): Danielle Lazarin
Publisher: Penguin Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA