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This Isn't The Sort Of Thing That Happens To Someone Like You

(2012)
A collection of stories by

 
 
A man builds a tree house by a river, in anticipation of the coming flood. A sugar-beet crashes through a young woman's windscreen. A boy sets fire to a barn. A pair of itinerant labourers sit by a lake, talking about shovels and sex, while fighter-planes fly low overhead and prepare for war.

These aren't the sort of things you imagine happening to someone like you. But sometimes they do.

Set in the flat and threatened fenland landscape, where the sky is dominant and the sea lurks just beyond the horizon, these delicate, dangerous, and sometimes deeply funny stories tell of things buried and unearthed, of familiar places made strange, and of lives where much is hidden, much is at risk, and tender moments are hard-won.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Title: This Isn't The Sort Of Thing That Happens To Someone Like You
Author(s): Jon McGregor
ISBN: 1-4088-0926-5 / 978-1-4088-0926-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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February 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: This Isn't the Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You
Author(s): Jon McGregor
ISBN: 0-00-821865-X / 978-0-00-821865-2 (UK edition)
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February 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: This Isn't The Sort Of Thing That Happens To Someone Like You
Author(s): Jon McGregor
ISBN: 1-4088-3038-8 / 978-1-4088-3038-3 (UK edition)
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March 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: This Isn't the Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You: Stories
Author(s): Jon McGregor
ISBN: 1-59691-349-5 / 978-1-59691-349-3 (USA edition)
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March 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: This Isn't the Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You
Author(s): Jon McGregor
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Title: This Isn't the Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You
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Title: This Isn't the Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You
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March 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: This Isn't the Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You
Author(s): Jon McGregor
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January 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: This Isn't the Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You
Author(s): Jon McGregor
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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April 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: This Isn't the Sort of Thing That Happens to Someone Like You: Stories
Author(s): Jon McGregor
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA