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A collection of stories by

In his first collection of short stories, poet and novelist Thorpe explores the lives of his characters through the work that they do. The first-person confessionals include a Ghanaian immigrant with an identity crisis; a bin-man uncovering spooky filth; and a death caused by Verlaine's cigar butt.

Genre: General Fiction

Used availability for Adam Thorpe's Shifts

Hardback Editions

January 2000 : UK Hardback

Title: Shifts
Author(s): Adam Thorpe
ISBN: 0-224-05281-0 / 978-0-224-05281-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd
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Paperback Editions

January 2001 : UK Paperback

Title: Shifts
Author(s): Adam Thorpe
ISBN: 0-09-928431-6 / 978-0-09-928431-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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2000 : UK Paperback

Title: Shifts
Author(s): THORPE Adam
ISBN: 0-09-927297-0 / 978-0-09-927297-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Availability: Amazon UK