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- DescriptionLong-listed for the 2016 Edge Hill Short Story Prize Fly Away Home is Marina Warner's third - and eagerly-awaited - collection of short stories. Inspired by fairy tales, legends, and mythology, this timeless selection explores the themes of love and war - in families, and between generations. In 'Melusine' a gorgeous mermaid encounters disaster in love and visits her aunt, Morgan le Fay, to pour out her woes; in 'Breadcrumbs' a hospital patient overhears a night nurse recounting an extraordinary tale of family torn apart under terrifying circumstances. 'Out of the Burning House' introduces an elderly actor recalling an unusual case of heartbreak at the hands of a TV personality; in 'The Difference in the Dose' a young mother becomes increasingly anxious about the rift between herself and her adoptive mother. And in 'Letter to an Unkwn Soldier' a thirteen year-old girl writes a heartrending second letter to an older brother away at war, having had reply to her first...Like her award-winning vels, Marina Warner's stories conjure up mysteries and wonders in a physical world, treading a delicate, magical line between the natural and the supernatural, between openness and fear. An elegant mix of the poignant, the caustic, and the bizarre, Fly Away Home will be treasured by fans and new readers alike.
- Author BiographyDame Marina Warner is a British novelist, short story writer, historian and mythographer. She is known for her many non-fiction books relating to feminism and myth. She has written for many publications over the years, including The London Review of Books, the New Statesman, Sunday Times, The Telegraph and Vogue.
- PrizesLong-listed for Edge Hill Prize for the Short Story 2016.
- Author(s)Marina Warner
- PublisherSalt Publishing
- Date of Publication15/09/2015
- SubjectShort Stories & Fiction Anthologies
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintSalt Publishing
- Width127 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine12 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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