Quickly, While They Still Have Horses: Short Stories by the Winner of the EU Prize for Literature

Carson, Jan


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The dazzling new collection from the multi-award-winning author of The Raptures; bold, tender, surprising stories of youth and innocence, age and experience – and all the spaces in between.

In sixteen sparkling stories, Jan Carson introduces us to worlds and characters that feel real enough to touch. All of life is here- the thrill of growing up, the grief when youth is over; first love, mature love, parenthood and loss – all shot through with profound compassion, warm wit, and boundless imagination.

In ‘A Certain Degree of Ownership’, a distracted couple on a beach fail to notice their baby crawl perilously towards the sea. In ‘Troubling the Water’, a rumour spreads at a public swimming pool and chaos ensues. In ‘Fair Play’ a dishevelled father loses his two sons in an adventure park.

Every so often, an irresistible suggestion of the other world will surprise and delight, reaffirming Carson as a thrillingly original and audacious talent, and making Quickly, While They Still Have Horses the perfect introduction for readers new to her work.

Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
Imprint: Doubleday UK
Publication date: 04/04/2024

ISBN: 9780857529916 Category: