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How Much the Heart Can Hold: the perfect alternative Valentine's gift: Seven Stories on Love

Carys Bray, Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Bernardine Evaristo, Grace McCleen, Donal Ryan, Nikesh Shukla, D.W. Wilson

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Short stories

A brilliant collection of seven original stories by award-winning authors, inspired by different concepts of love.

'Nobody has ever measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold.'
Zelda Fitzgerald

Love is not a singular concept.

In this collection, seven award-winning authors explore seven concepts of love: from Philautia, self-love, to Agape, love for humanity; and from Storge, a natural affection for family, to Mania, a frenzied, obsessive love.

Seven authors; seven short stories; seven flashes of love.

This paperback edition of How Much the Heart Can Hold includes the winning short story from the SceptreLoves short story Prize.

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Praise for How Much the Heart Can Hold: the perfect alternative Valentine's gift: Seven Stories on Love

  • With prose that is occasionally astonishing, these stories muddy the waters of the literature on love in the best possible way. - Financial Times

  • Startlingly original stories - Sunday Express S Magazine

  • All seven [stories] score an outright win in the battle to make the ethereal real. - Country Life

  • Together they assert that love is more heart-breaking and transforming than the word necessarily conveys. - Observer

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