Something Like Happy Something Like Happy

Something Like Happy

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Publisher Description

In these remarkable stories, John Burnside takes us into the lives of men and women trapped in marriage, ensnared by drink, diminished by disappointment.

These are people for whom the idea of ‘home’ has become increasingly intangible, hard to believe – and happiness, or grace, or freedom, all now seem to belong in some kind of dream, or a fable they might have read in a children's picture book. As he says in one story, ‘All a man has is his work and his sense of himself, all the secret life he holds inside that nobody else can know.’ But in each of these normal, damaged lives, we are shown something extraordinary: a dogged belief in some kind of hope or beauty that flies in the face of all reason and is, as a result, both transfiguring and heart-rending.

There is no telling what kind of gifts one of John Burnside’s wonderful sentences will contain.’ Anne Enright

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2013
3 January
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
Random House
SELLER
The Random House Group Limited
SIZE
4
MB

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