Dreams of Dead Women s Handbags Collected Stories In stories as intriguing as their title Pink Cigarettes Electric Blue Damsels Other People s Bathrobes Mackay demonstrates her uncanny ability to expose the menace of everyday life with humor and ha

  • Title: Dreams of Dead Women's Handbags: Collected Stories
  • Author: Shena Mackay
  • ISBN: 9780156005333
  • Page: 290
  • Format: Paperback
  • In stories as intriguing as their title Pink Cigarettes, Electric Blue Damsels, Other People s Bathrobes Mackay demonstrates her uncanny ability to expose the menace of everyday life with humor and haunting accuracy Harnessing Mackay s darkly comic vision, an astonshing originality, and vibrant prose, these remarkable short works provide novel worthy dimensions in aIn stories as intriguing as their title Pink Cigarettes, Electric Blue Damsels, Other People s Bathrobes Mackay demonstrates her uncanny ability to expose the menace of everyday life with humor and haunting accuracy Harnessing Mackay s darkly comic vision, an astonshing originality, and vibrant prose, these remarkable short works provide novel worthy dimensions in a few pages The New York Times Book Review American readers new to Mackay s stories, said Publishers Weekly, have something really special waiting for them.

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    1. I am in no sense a writer, but after a Creative Writing course, I developed a taste for writing short stories and have written one or two I am not ashamed of, but I like to read short stories by good writers to show me how it's really done. I thoroughly enjoyed this collection, which gives us eleven glimpses into other people's lives, people that might be described as 'ordinary' but for Shena Mackay. By virtue of her imagination and her pen (or computer) ordinary people become what might be desc [...]

    2. Quite an odd collection of short stories, some were just plain bizarre, some just quirky, some very painful, others just a lark. I wouldn’t say I enjoyed all the stories, in fact some were an awful snooze to get thought, but there were some I enjoyed. I expected to find some familiar Brit-isms to revel in but it wasn’t until one of the last stories that I found something to latch on to when the characters drank Thackeray’s Old Peculiar Ale, which is a favorite of mine. The stories are of a [...]

    3. I enjoyed this book very much. When I began reading I was confused but then I realized it was a book of collective short stories. There were many stories that were funny, sad, dramatic, and just all out weird; which is noticeable in the chapter titles. Overall though, I recommend this book to many, the ones who enjoy gracious fiction, it is entertaining on many different levels.

    4. Great collection of short stories and a good introduction to this author. She sees the consequences that arise from the tiniest things that happen. I wonder if she will date though. I read her in the late 1990s I think. Anyone read her more recently?

    5. This is not for the feint of heart. Heavy stuff in this collection, haunting stuff. Stuff to keep you up at night.

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