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Hieroglyphics And Other Stories - Anne Donovan

Hieroglyphics And Other Stories

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A beautiful collection - charming, witty and touching - these stories give voice to a variety of different characters: from the little girl who wants to look 'subtle' for her father's funeral, a child who has an email pen pal on Jupiter and an old lady who becomes a star through 'zimmerobics'.

Often writing in a vibrant Glaswegian vernacular, Donovan deftly gives her characters authenticity with a searing power, aided and abetted by tender subtlety.

* Not since Alan Spence came on the scene has anyone written better about childhood and her richly expressive Scots is neither forced nor fey. A page-turner to make you laugh and cry. -- Donny O'Rourke Scotsman * Hieroglyphics conjures up spellbinding stories of childhood and change in voices so vibrant they leave you speechless. -- Willy Mally Sunday Herald * Hieroglyphics and Other Stories is Donovan's excellent debut collection ... Donovan illuminates exactly the dislocations and intensifications that occur within a relationship, whether between lovers or mother and child. Daily Telegraph

ISBN: 9781841955193
ISBN-10: 1841955191
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 26th January 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.9  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.13
Edition Number: 1