All the Beloved Ghosts

MacLeod, A. J. (2017) All the Beloved Ghosts. Bloomsbury Uk, Bloomsbury USA and Penguin Canada, UK, USA, Canada plus international distribution. ISBN 9781408863756

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Abstract

Published on 9th March, 2017 (UK), April 18th (USA) and May 30th (Canada)

Publisher's Description:
Acutely observed, evocative collection of short stories from the Man Booker Prize-longlisted author of Unexploded,blending fiction, biography and memoir

Hovering on the border of life and death, these stories form a ground-shifting collection, taking us into history, literature and the hidden lives of iconic figures.

In 1920s Nova Scotia, as winter begins to thaw, a woman emerges from mourning and wears a new fur coat to a dance that will change everything. A teenager searches for his lover on a charged summer evening in 2011, as around him London erupts in anger. A cardiac specialist lingers on the edge of consciousness as he awaits a new heart – and is transported to an attic room half a century ago. In an ancient Yorkshire churchyard, the author visits Sylvia Plath’s grave and makes an unexpected connection across time. On a trip to Brighton, reluctant jihadists face the ultimate spiritual test. And at Charleston, Angelica Garnett, child of the Bloomsbury Group, is overcome by the past, all the beloved ghosts that spring to life before her eyes.

Precise, playful and evocative, these exquisitely crafted stories explore memory, the media and mortality, unfolding at the line between reality and fiction. Written with vigorous intelligence and delicate insight, this collection captures the surprising joys, small tragedies and profound truths of existence.

Item Type: Book
Additional Information: SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 GOVERNOR GENERAL'S LITERARY AWARDS Paperback ISBN: 9781408863787 Ebook ISBN: 9781408863770
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN3311 Prose
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Academic Areas > Institute of Arts and Humanities > English and Creative Writing
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Depositing User: Alison MacLeod
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2017 14:17
Last Modified: 07 Oct 2021 08:22
URI: https://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/2608

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