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Attrib.: And Other Stories

(2017)
A collection of stories by

 
 
Awards
James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Fiction Best Book
This debut collection from Eley Williams centres upon the difficulties of communication and the way in which one's thoughts - absurd, encompassing, oblique - may never be fully communicable and yet can overwhelm.Attrib. and other stories celebrates the tricksiness of language just as it confronts its limits. Correspondingly, the stories are littered with the physical ephemera of language: dictionaries, dog-eared pages, bookmarks and old coffee stains on older books. This is writing that centres on the weird, tender intricacies of the everyday where characters vie to 'own' their words, tell tall tales and attempt to define their worlds.

With affectionate, irreverent and playful prose, the inability to communicate exactly what we mean dominates this bold debut collection from one of Britain's most original new writers.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"he is a writer for whom one struggles to find comparison, because she has arrived in a class of her own." - Sarah Perry

"It's just the real inexplicable gorgeous brilliant thing this book. I love it in a way I usually reserve for people." - Max Porter

"A joyous collection of moments, of love, of language, with such a light, skilled touch." - Aliya Whiteley


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May 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: Attrib. and Other Stories
Author(s): Eley Williams
ISBN: 0-593-31235-X / 978-0-593-31235-3 (USA edition)
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March 2017 : UK Paperback
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March 2019 : MP3 CD
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May 2021 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Attrib. and Other Stories
Author(s): Eley Williams
Publisher: Anchor
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June 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Attrib. and Other Stories
Author(s): Eley Williams
Publisher: Influx Press
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