Posthumous Stories
Posthumous Stories
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David Rose's debut novel Vault won high praise upon its publication in 2011. Now, Salt is pleased to present Rose's long-awaited collection of short stories – a series of captivating tales that showcase his exceptional talent as a writer. Rose has always been best-known as a master of the short story, and his work has featured in several… (more)

David Rose's debut novel Vault won high praise upon its publication in 2011. Now, Salt is pleased to present Rose's long-awaited collection of short stories – a series of captivating tales that showcase his exceptional talent as a writer. Rose has always been best-known as a master of the short story, and his work has featured in several magazines and anthologies. Posthumous Stories, written over the past twenty-five years, turns a sharply-focussed lens on an extraordinary range of lives: from a road crew installing speed humps, a divorced man living rough, and a childless children's entertainer, to the son of a famous artist, the dedicatee of a violin concerto, and an honorary member of the Beatles. Also included here are Private View', the author's first published story in Literary Review and Tragos', a mesmerising tale based on the Raoul Moat case. The wonder of this collection lies in its elegance; Rose's prose, described by the Guardian as “sinewy and spare” is astounding; perfectly crafted. His stories unfurl with an uncanny ability to fix themselves in the memory – crisp, succinct and finely wrought. These are vignettes of remarkable potency; subtle, tantalising and unexpected, which will stay with you long after the last page is turned.

 

Publisher: Salt Publishing Limited (December 13, 2013)

Page count: 228 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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