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The World's Smallest Unicorn

(1999)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Shena Mackay is frequently and copiously praised - Elle deemed her "the best writer in the world today." It's no wonder, considering the gallery of strange and memorable characters who populate the stories in The World's Smallest Unicorn. These include a would-be biographer who visits a home for retired clowns; an expatriot who returns from Hong Kong to find his family and London dramatically changed; an elderly woman, once a fearless journalist, paralyzed at the thought of meeting the daughter of her dearest friend; and a budding writer who becomes an amanuensis for a famous woman novelist - with disastrous results. In these feisty new tales, Mackay combines the mysterious and the everyday to scintillating effect. Praise for Shena Mackay: "A powerfully invasive writer of remarkable dash, sudden efflorescence, and earthly depth. She is funny, satirical, and yet forgiving." - Vogue

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

November 2000 : USA Hardback
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Title: The World's Smallest Unicorn: Stories
Author(s): Shena MacKay
ISBN: 1-55921-247-0 / 978-1-55921-247-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Moyer Bell Ltd
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March 1999 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Worlds Smallest Unicorn
Author(s): Shena Mackay
ISBN: 0-224-05160-1 / 978-0-224-05160-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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Paperback Editions

March 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Worlds Smallest Unicorn
Author(s): Shena Mackay
ISBN: 0-09-927459-0 / 978-0-09-927459-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Kindle Editions

November 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The World's Smallest Unicorn and Other Stories (Virago Modern Classics)
Author(s): Shena Mackay
Publisher: Virago
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June 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Worlds Smallest Unicorn
Author(s): Shena Mackay
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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