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 Fiction Contemporary

Series:Faber Stories Ser.

A family sets out on a road trip in the American South. The grandmother suggests they change course in order to avoid "The Misfit", an escaped convict who's reportedly heading towards Florida. But when their car turns over in a ditch, who should th... read more

A Good Man Is Hard to Find: Faber Stories
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 Fiction Contemporary

Series:Faber Stories Ser.

When Ray turns up to visit his old university friends Charlie and Emily, he's given a special task: to be so much his useless self that he makes Charlie look good by comparison. But Ray has his own buried feelings to contend with. Decades earlier, he ... read more

Come Rain or Come Shine: Faber Stories

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 Fiction Contemporary

Series:Faber Stories Ser.

Well, thought Belacqua, it's a quick death, God help us all. It is not. 'Dante and the Lobster' is the first of the linked short stories in Samuel Beckett's first book, More Pricks Than Kicks . Published in 1934, its style was recognisably indebted to t... read more

Dante and the Lobster: Faber Stories
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 Fiction Contemporary

Series:Faber Stories Ser.

Lips the colour of blood, the sun an unprecedented orange, train wheels that sound like 'guilt, and guilt, and guilt': these are just some of the things Mary Ventura begins to notice on her journey to the ninth kingdom. 'But what is the nin... read more

Mary Ventura and the Ninth Kingdom: Faber Stories
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 Fiction Contemporary

Series:Faber Stories Ser.

My love for him felt so total and so annihilating that it was often impossible for me to see him clearly at all. Years ago, Sukie moved in with Nathan because her mother was dead and her father was difficult, and she had nowhere else to go. Now they are on the brin... read more

Mr Salary: Faber Stories

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 Fiction Contemporary

Series:Faber Stories Ser.

An unnamed protagonist is on holiday with her new, much-married lover, in the company of the monstrously rich. 'How long would she last? It would be uppermost in all their minds.' Each day, while the others are out at sea, she is taught to swim. Eventually, she will... read more

Paradise: Faber Stories
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 Fiction Contemporary

Series:Faber Stories Ser.

'On the whole, it was easier than I had expected. Only once did I feel myself at risk. That was when the Inspector suddenly intervened. He said in a harsh voice: "He married your wife, didn't he? Took her away from you some people might say. Nice piece of goods, too, ... read more

Victim: Faber Stories
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