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The Master of Chaos and Other Fables

Melville, Pauline
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Sandstone Press Ltd
Published: July 1, 2021
ISBN: 9781913207540
208 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom


A Nobel laureate struggles to write a convincing suicide note; a hobo sings of hope in the darkest hours after the Grenfell disaster; in a strange post-death waiting room, Anna Karenina and Emma Bovary exchange confidences, and a scientist finally discovers the appalling truth about a boyhood friendship. Unpredictable, haunting, with a streak of black humour, this collection ranges across the world, from Petersburg to Guyana, Syria to London, Argentina to Edinburgh. Its diverse characters are caught up in wars or revolution, escaping the past or finally returning to confront it.

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