Things To Make and Break

Tan, May-Lan

£8.99

Shadows, doubles, and the ghosts of past and future lovers haunt these elegantly structured and often hallucinatory stories. The language is hypnotic, deadpan, intense; the sentences jewel-hard and sublime. This marks the debut of a stylish, exuberant new voice in modern fiction.

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SHORTLISTED FOR THE GUARDIAN FIRST BOOK AWARD

A motorcycle courier finds a cache of nude photos in her boyfriend’s desk. The daughter of East German emigrants encounters her doppelgänger, who has crossed another cultural divide. Twin brothers fall for the same girl. When a stripper receives an enigmatic proposal from a client, she accepts, ignorant of its terms.

Shadows, doubles, and the ghosts of past and future lovers haunt these elegantly structured and often hallucinatory stories. The language is hypnotic, deadpan, intense; the sentences jewel-hard and sublime. Things to Make and Break is the work of a stylish, exuberant new voice in modern fiction.

‘Quite dazzling’ TLS

Additional information

Weight 0.161 kg
Dimensions 19.7 × 13 × 1.4 cm
Author

Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

288

Language

English

Edition

Short stories

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K