Balancing on the Edge of the World (Salt Modern Fiction)



These Are Stories About Power Children Without It And Adults Vying To Get Or Keep It The Boy Caught Between Divorced Parents, The Arts Worker Conman, The Avenging Wife Sometimes Funny, Sometimes Moving, And Always Surprising For It S A Slippery Thing, Power, And Nothing Is Ever Quite What It SeemsBalancing on the Edge of the World (Salt Modern Fiction)

Novelist, short story writer and playwright Her latest book is USED TO BE Salt , a collection of stories Salt also published her first collection, BALANCING ON THE EDGE OF THE WORLD, and her novel TOO MANY MAGPIES, and reissued her groundbreaking first novel, THE BIRTH MACHINE.Praise for Elizabeth s work Moving and compelling Sarah Salway on Too Many Magpies Quite swept me off my feet D

<Reading> ➾ Balancing on the Edge of the World (Salt Modern Fiction) Author Elizabeth Baines – E17streets4all.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 108 pages
  • Balancing on the Edge of the World (Salt Modern Fiction)
  • Elizabeth Baines
  • English
  • 16 November 2018
  • 9781844713943

10 thoughts on “Balancing on the Edge of the World (Salt Modern Fiction)

  1. says:

    If you re interested in traditional stories with beginnings, middles and endings with plots and clearly defined characters then this may not be the book for you If you subscribe to the slice of life school of storytelling and you believe that a story can get by with a point rather than a plot and if you don t need a CV for every character who pops his head into the tale then read on This is storytelling for the 21st century No preamble, no pussyfooting around Readers are expecte...

  2. says:

    I loved this book and Elizabeth was kind enough to answer a few questions about it as she swept around the blogosphere on her virtual book tour You can read my questions and her answers

  3. says:

    Elizabeth Baines collection of short stories, Balancing on the Edge of the World, is a slim volume, but what it lacks in heft it makes up for in emotional power The stories themselves are often quite short some might even be considered micro fiction but there is nothing small about what they have to say.Here are some of the stories in a nutshell A group of young people, drunk, go out for a pizza, and realize they are not much better off than the beggar they meet outside the pizza shop.A struggling writer realizes she is being conned by a flashy film producer, and a power struggle ensues between them.A privileged teenaged boy grows up perhaps quickly than expected when he is held up at knifepoint.A child experiments with her powers as she watches her father leave their family.One of the most touching stories, called Compass and Torch , is about a boy who lives with his mother and stepfather who goes camping with his dad The boy s vulnerability and the father s inability to relate to the boy are so true, and so heart breaking Going Back shows the mix of exhaustion ...

  4. says:

    I realised as I read through that I had read some of these stories before in UK mags of the 80s 90s london Magazine, Stand, Bananas, Firebird and it was great to see them collected together along with others here These are stories of adultery, childhood, family told with warmth and sharpness In the wood there s something cracking.Angela Johnson leaves the gate swinging Down the hill there are boys, JOhnson boys breaking branches and slinging them They jump, knees bent, swinging, till the whole tree winces ...

  5. says:

    Absolutely wonderful collection of short stories Some of the best writing I have read in years Not so much a collection of short stories More a collection of jewels that have been dusted off and collected together so that they shine brightly.

  6. says:

    I wrote it, so I ve decided not to rate it What did I learn from putting this collection together That although I had been trying hard to make every story different from every other when I wrote them, I had all along been obsessed with particular themes

  7. says:

    An excellent and varied collection highly recommended by me.

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