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The end of the world is a cul de sac

Summary: "Brilliant, dark stories of women's lives by "a very major talent" (Joseph O'Connor, Irish Times). In these visceral, stunningly crafted stories by the author of the much-acclaimed Trespasses, women's lives are etched by deprivation--material, emotional, sexual--but also splashed by beauty, sometimes even joy, as they search for the good in the cards they've been dealt. A wife is abandoned by her new husband in a derelict housing estate. An expectant mother's worst fears about her husband's entanglement with a teenage girl are confirmed. A sister is tormented by visions of the man her brother murdered during the Troubles. A woman struggles to forgive herself after an abortion threatens to destroy her marriage. Plumbing the depths of intimacy, violence, and redemption, these stories are "dazzling, heartbreaking... keen to share the lessons of a lifetime" (Guardian)"--

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780593540947
  • ISBN: 0593540921
  • ISBN: 9780593540923
  • Physical Description: 289 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First United States edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2023
  • Badges:
    • Top Holds Over Last 5 Years: 1 / 5.0

Contents / Notes

General Note:
First published in hardcover in Great Britain by Bloomsbury Publishing, London, 2021.
Formatted Contents Note: The end of the world is a cul de sac -- In silhouette -- Hunter-gatherers -- Wolf Point -- Belldonna -- Imbolic -- Beyond Carthage -- What the birds heard -- Gibralter -- Powder -- Hands -- Once upon a pair of wheels -- Brittle things -- Sparing the heather -- Garland Sunday.
Subject: Hope Fiction
Women Fiction
Grief Fiction
Man-woman relationships Fiction
Femmes Romans, nouvelles, etc
Espérance Romans, nouvelles, etc
Chagrin Romans, nouvelles, etc
Relations entre hommes et femmes Romans, nouvelles, etc
Genre: Nouvelles.
Short stories.
Short stories
short stories.

Currently available copies

  • 18 out of 23 copies are currently available at PINES. (Show)
  • 2 out of 2 copies are currently available at Flint River Regional Library System. (Show)
  • 1 out of 1 copy are currently available at Peachtree City Library.


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