Shena Mackay is one of the very best short-story writers in the world. The Atmospheric Railway contains not only thirteen brilliant new stories, but a selection of twenty-three more from her previous collection, making it a delight for her existing admirers and the perfect introduction to her work for newcomers.
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"Mackay's observational precision is outstanding; she writes like an angel wielding a scalpel, dissecting her characters with sublime, sharp-edged prose... Her stories are grand entertainment" ( Guardian)
"You have to marvel at the brilliance of her prose and the intelligent humanity of her voice" ( Evening Standard)
"Her work is unlike anyone else's... a new book from Mackay is cause for celebration... The Atmospheric Railway deserves a fanfare... Shena Mackay is nothing short of a national treasure" (Cressida Connolly Spectator)
"A brilliant new collection, a rare treat" (Natalie Sandison The Times)
"With this polished collection, she proves to anybody who might still view the short story as somehow inferior to the novel that the opposite is true - it is an art form at which few authors manage to excel at this level. The Atmospheric Railway is an absolute delight" (Vanessa Curtis Scotland on Sunday)
A wonderful collection from one of our greatest short-story writers.
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Book Description Vintage, 2010. Book Condition: New. Shipped from the UK within 2 business days of order being placed. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000015857
Book Description Vintage Books, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-226-77-8730008