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The Man in the Shed

The Man in the Shed

A boy watches his mother hooked and reeled ashore by a fisherman.

A couple give up their seats on a bus for lovers soon to be parted.

A husband enters a world imagined by his wife and pretends to be the man she loves.

The Man in the Shed is a haunting collection of stories about family, love and longing. These extraordinary tales take conventional life and tilt it sideways, delivering a memorable blend of the real and the surreal.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fiction: Special Features / Short Stories

On Sale: 21st July 2011

Price: £8.99

ISBN-13: 9781848544901

Reviews

Praise for Mister Pip
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'Lloyd Jones brings to life the transformative power of fiction ... The experience of reading in this book is tangible ...This is a beautiful book. It is tender, multi-layered and redemptive'
Sunday Times
'It's clear from the first page that this is prize-winning stuff... Being a truthful writer, Jones sees nothing neither his heroes nor his villains in black and white. His is a bold inquiry into the way that we construct and repair our communities, and ourselves, with stories old and new'
The Times
'In this dazzling story-within-a-story, Jones has created a microcosm of post-colonial literature, hybridising the narratives of back and white races to create a new and resonant fable ... There is a fittingly dreamy lyrical quality to Jones's writing, along with an acute ear for the earthly harmonies of village speech ... Mister Pip is the first of Jones's six novels to have travelled from his native New Zealand to the UK. It is so hoped that it won't be the last'
Observer
'Mister Pip is a poignant and impressive work which can take its place alongside the classical novels of adolescence'
Times Literary Supplement