Luminous and Forlorn: Contemporary Short Stories By Women From Wales
Editor: Elin ap Hywel
£6.95 Out of print
' There was something about their women's lot that drew them together. They were also so drily amusing, so uninhibited, even vulgar, so real..'
Mrs Stanley finds sisterly camaraderie on a hospital ward in Christine Harrison's Red Roses for a Blue Lady; in The Glass Porch by Patricia Duncker a married woman leaves her husband, with shattering results; and Neville proves unexpectedly fickle in Siân James' sweet, sad title story. Funny and perceptive, melancholy, wry - the 21 stories in this collection show women at all stages of their lives - both luminous and forlorn. The result encompasses a wealth of emotions and a world of experience.
Prizewinning doyennes of the Welsh short story such as Siân James, Catherine Merriman and Clare Morgan are joined by newer talents, some just beginning to see their work in print.
This is Honno's first collection of short stories and winner of the Raymond Williams Prize.
Jane Aaron's introduction provides a fascinating glimpse into the fate of short story fiction by earlier women writers from Wales.
Foreward/Intro by: Jane Aaron
Category: Fiction Short Stories Anthologies
First published by Honno in : 1994
Contributors: SiÃ¢n James, Kusha Petts, Patricia Duncker, Christine Harrison, Catherine Merriman, Clare Morgan, Tessa Hadley, PennyAnne Windsor, Alexandra Ward, Christine Harrison, Julia Raynsbury, Rhian Thomas, Jacqueline Jacques, Danw November, Jenny Sullivan,