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Submerged

Submerged

A.L. Barker dissects the unnerving emotions of everyday life with the sly humour and exquisite feel for language that prompted Auberon Waugh to declare that she ‘writes like an angel and I love her’.

In this, her tenth collection of stories, she unfolds tales of cunning, fancy, and shifting alliances. Here a young boy fosters grand illusions; a wife faces broken promises; a dutiful committee woman meets a sparky old gentleman; a witch is drowned; an intruder insinuates himself into a lonely woman’s holiday; and commonplace superstition mingles effortlessly with submerged desire.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Fiction: Special Features / Short Stories

On Sale: 5th June 2003

Price: £14

ISBN-13: 9781860499289

Reviews

Glancing, mercurial, elusive
Adam Mars-Jones
Almost dauntingly fresh -- glancing, mercurial, elusive.
OBSERVER
Her prose is like the botanical flower paintings at Kew: 17 washes precede the final glaze
Jane Gardam, SPECTATOR
Marries the deadpan timing of Kingsley Amis at his driest with a tinge of eerie nature-mysticism that brings Iris Murdoch to mind.... Hot, sparkling, exciting
Boyd Tonkin, INDEPENDENT