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Alligator Playground

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9780002256070: Alligator Playground

Relationships - cladestine and legitimate - and how they ride the rough waves and still waters of life's journey, form the seam of the nine stories in this collection.

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Praise for Alan Sillitoe’s Collected Stories:

‘Sillitoe is, at his best, a master of the genre. Tense, compact and gritty, they speak out with a voice that one recognises at once, with gratitude, as wholly truthful’
Evening Standard

‘No one who cares for good writing and honesty of purpose will want to be without a copy’
Scotsman

‘As a short-story writer he is on the fringe of the VS Pritchett class, along with the justly admired (but unjustly more admired) William Trevor. It is time the magnitude of Sillitoe’s achievement was more widely recognized.’
Daily Telegraph

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From one of England's greatest living writers comes a new collection of exquisitely formed stories set in life's great playground.

Relationships – clandestine and legitimate – are the theme: boorish chaps and their stalwart women ululate and hum; marriages and infidelities tick tock and tick over; Fitzrovian passion flares; strong men turn to drink. Love, sex, loss, are captured in Mr Sillitoe's inimitable style.

As well as the general theme of the union of the sexes, we have inspired insights into birth, boyhood, bereavement and aloneness in a collection of perfectly narrated observations, in which the reader participates in each extraordinary experience.

"No one who cares for good writing and honesty of purpose will want to be without a copy. Sillitoes's work is distinguished by its honesty, the clean cut of its narrative line, the authenticity and congruence of its detail. 'Collected Stories' strike me as the best part of Sillitoe's life's work, and worthy to rank with the finest things done in that difficult form."
THE SCOTSMAN

"As a short story writer he is on the fringe of the VS Pritchett class, along with the justly admired (but unjustly more admired) William Trevor. It is time the magnitude of Sillitoe's achievement was more widely recognised."
DAILY TELEGRAPH

"Show him at his best. Alan Sillitoe writes effectively and poignantly."
MAIL ON SUNDAY

" Sillitoe is, at his best, a master of the genre. Tense, compact and gritty, they speak out with a voice that one recognises at once, with gratitude, as wholly truthful."
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Alan Sillitoe
Published by FLAMINGO (1997)
ISBN 10: 000225607X ISBN 13: 9780002256070
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