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The Collected Stories

Clare Boylan

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

A single volume edition of Clare Boylan's best-loved short stories

Focusing on the dilemmas of contemporary women and issues of responsibility and choice, Clare Boylan's writing has become a much-loved voice of contemporary fiction. Here, published in a single volume for the first time, are all three of her collections: A NAIL ON THE HEAD, CONCERNING VIRGINS and THAT BAD WOMAN. The stories are bewitching as they unsettle, confirming Clare Boylan's ability to subvert our reactions with irony as subtle and deft as a surgeon's blade.

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Praise for The Collected Stories

  • These are songs of innocence and experience, the kind you hear when you're walking down the street and remember for a long time afterwards - THE TIMES

  • Truly wonderful stories. The words sing on the page. Clare Boylan is in a league of the own - Deborah Moggach

  • Here is an imagination that transmutes reality into the stuff of magic. - SUNDAY TELEGRAPH

  • [Boylan] can beat Weldon hands down for savage comedy, clever writing and her ability to evoke the complexities of the human psychology - IRISH TIMES

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Clare Boylan

Clare Boylan was the author of five novels and three volumes of short stories. Her last novel, ROOM FOR A SINGLE LADY, was published by Little, Brown in September 1997.

She died in May 2006.

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