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The Collected Stories of Grace Paley

Paley, Grace
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group (Virago Press Ltd)
Published: May 3, 2018
ISBN: 9780349010618
432 pages

£9.99

‘This is a collection full of energy and stunning, quiet innovation … it spills over with contempt, raucous humour, sadness and generosity. In it, life and language are synonymous, and there is no higher praise.

What a wonderful book’ Ali SmithHere are all Grace Paley’s classic stories in one volume. Paley’s quirky, boisterous characters and rich use of language won her readers’ hearts and secured her place as one of America’s most accomplished short-story writers. Her stories are united by her signature interweaving of personal and political truths, her extraordinary capacity for empathy and her pointed depiction of the small and large events that make up daily life.

‘A writer like Paley comes along and brightens up language again, takes it aside and gives it a pep talk, sends it back renewed, so it can do its job, which is to wake us up’ George Saunders’Grace Paley makes me weep and laugh – and admire. She is that rare kind of writer, a natural, with a voice like no one else’s: funny, sad, lean, modest, energetic, acute’ Susan Sontag’Grace Paley is the most intelligent, generous, incorruptible writer I ever knew’ Ursula K. Le Guin

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