This text is a collection of stories from Helen Dunmore, ranging from Victorian tragedy to the tale of a dinner-lady's love, from the death of a lighthouse keeper's wife to the birth of babies from the Superstock catalogue.
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Helen Dunmore has published six novels with Viking and Penguin, including A SPELL OF WINTER, winner of the Orange Prize. She is also a poet and a children's novelist. She lives with her family in Bristol.From AudioFile:
In Helen Dunmore's exquisitely controlled collection, stories such as "Emily's Ring" flirt with darkness while "Swimming into the Millennium" and "The Lighthouse Keeper's Wife" offer moments of spiritual illumination. The title story records a tiny moment in the life of an ultra-thin supermodel. Clara longs for a taste of ice cream at her birthday celebration in an elegant restaurant. Carole Boyd performs Clara's ambivalence, her desire for the forbidden confection, and, ultimately, her delicious surrender, with humor and honesty. Her work in "You Stayed Awake with Me" is poignant and passionate. Boyd's expertise reveals characters' deeper motives by the slightest alteration in her tone. This sensuous reading by Boyd complements Helen Dunmore's lyrical prose, with its underlying eroticism, its awareness of the hope and despair inherent in the human condition. S.J.H. © AudioFile 2004, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0140286365