As a queer Southerner, who wrote about his experience at conversion camp in his debut novel, White both respects and sees right through the tropes of Southern fiction.
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Read an interview with Nick White. This stunning debut collection offers a perspective on black life that acknowledges, but does not require or rest on, suffering and grief.
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The Weird: A Compendium of Strange and Dark Stories
A pioneering modernist writer, Mansfield was born and brought up in colonial New Zealand before moving to Britain, where she became friends with DH Lawrence and Virginia Woolf. The title story, one of her best-known works, is written in the modernist style, with the deceptively simple setting of a family preparing for a garden party. Against this backdrop Mansfield brilliantly interweaves meditations on class, life and death, illusion and reality.
He is brilliant at evoking social nuance and has an unfailing eye for the tiniest detail that will shine light on the whole. This deliciously fat collection gives the reader the chance to dip in and out of one of the best observers of human behaviour. Moore is notable for her arch tone and her sharp humour.
But what makes her special is the way she can shift so smoothly to gut-wrenching poignancy. She writes about terminal illness, family dynamics and infidelity with equal fluency.
Lawrence Picks: Wonderfully Weird Short Story Collections
Some of the best short stories contain unexpected moments of felicity on which the plot pivots. In Mothers , the main characters are frequently travelling or displaced, trying to make sense of a new set of circumstances, or carrying unease with them from the places and people they have left behind. Her stories are often just a page or two long, and she writes with a bold originality, almost casually pushing her characters into wild places. Pre-order it here.
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