Jane Stevenson Good Women

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Good Women

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Jane Stevenson arrived on the British literary scene with a book called Several Deceptions. A collection of four novellas, it was unashamedly erudite, marvellously witty and just a little bit cruel. It revived a neglected form quite brilliantly. Now, after four acclaimed novels, she returns with another sparkling novella collection. In 'Light My Fire' a passionate relationship cannot withstand a clash of tastes and an ancient Aga; a housewife's life is transformed when she starts to see angels in 'Walking with Angels'; and 'Garden Guerillas' follows a widow plotting an elaborate horticultural revenge on her daughter-in-law. Despite being framed by domesticity, these stories are wickedly potent and each has a string in its tale.

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Jane Stevenson is the author of a collection of novellas, Several Deceptions, and four novels, London Bridges, Astraea, The Pretender and The Empress of the Last Days. She is reader in English at the University of Aberdeen.

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"Stevenson is such a fine writer: sinewy and erudite, dark and funny... I loved this book and if it doesn't find its way into an awful lot of suitcases this summer, there is no justice" -- Rachel Cooke Observer "Jane Stevenson writes with easy and erudite fluency, perceptive candour and scalpel-like precision. Her characters are sexy, articulate and persuasive" Independent on Sunday "At around 70 pages a pop, a Stevenson novella is the perfect literary form for our attention-deficient era: short enough to span a couple of journeys into work or a pair of bedtimes, yet as satisfying emotionally as many fictions five times the length, and with a tension and humour nourished by their concision. Elegant and cool, Stevenson's prose remains a wonderful thing, as efficient and unobtrusive as glass" Independent "Utterly beguiling novellas...this is literary fiction as pure entertainment" Daily Mail "Acutely observed, funny and warm" Scotland on Sunday

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