Mothers

Chris Power

£8.99

Jo says: 

Mothers is a skilful and sensitive debut collection, centring around characters who are at odds with their lives in different ways. Chris Power has a remarkable knack for capturing stories where what is unknowable about life is rendered as a tangible presence, alongside loneliness, desire, chaos and epiphany – making it hard to believe this is his first published book. Highly recommended!

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE EDGE HILL SHORT STORY PRIZE 2019
LONGLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE 2019

Chris Power’s stories are peopled by men and women who find themselves at crossroads or dead ends – at ancient Swedish burial sites, river crossings on Exmoor, and raucous Mexican weddings. A stand-up with writer’s block embarks upon his last gig as a Rodney Dangerfield impersonator. Reflecting on a childhood holiday, a father is faced with the limit to which he can keep his daughters safe. These characters search without knowing what they seek. At the heart of this work is Eva, whom we meet in childhood, locked in an enigmatic relationship with her mother; as a woman stumbling from youth into middle age; and in later life as the mother to a daughter of her own. Each story lays bare the emotional and psychic damage of life, love and abandonment.

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Weight0.24 kg
Dimensions19.4 × 13 × 2 cm
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