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Nights in a Foreign Country Jean McNeil

Nights in a Foreign Country

Jean McNeil

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ISBN : 9781861591852
Hardcover
310 pages
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April 14th. The South Bank. Evening. Me: girl in green dress. You: writer-type. You startled me. Lets talk more Jean McNeils first novel, Hunting Down Home, was widely praised for its knife-edged lyricism and exquisite language. With thisMoreApril 14th. The South Bank. Evening. Me: girl in green dress. You: writer-type. You startled me. Lets talk more Jean McNeils first novel, Hunting Down Home, was widely praised for its knife-edged lyricism and exquisite language. With this collection of stories, she returns to form with thirteen startling tales of longing and arbitrary lives. In Once Seen, a young woman in London constructs her own yearnings through ads in the Once Seen columns. In Beach Boy, Ignacio struggles to recall an earlier childhood, and a mother in the northern hemisphere who wants him back. A once successful writer seeks to revitalise his career through tracing the journeys and illicit loves of his famous travel writer friend in Cachoeira. Lives intertwine briefly and uncoil suddenly in these human encounters - two girls in a burning landscape, a journalist caught in a Central American coup, a father and a daughter watching eels thrashing in a weir on a moonlit night. Wolves stalk the streets of Paris and concert pianists stalk women who love women in these beautifully intense stories. Set in Canada, Britain, France and Central America, each story is a whole world in itself, perfectly created i